WATCH LIST: Owen J. Roberts High School junior Raina Smolij commits to University of Villanova!
Player Name: Raina Smolij
Player Ranking: Watch List
Grad Year: 2021
College Choice: University of Villanova (D1)
Date Committed: January, 2020
High School: Owen J. Roberts High School
What will you major in/study?: Undecided/ Business
Honors and Accomplishments: 2019 AAA Second Team All-State, PA All-Academic Team, Second Team All-PAC, Honorable Mention All-Mercury
Why did you choose this school?: Villanova checks all the boxes of what I was looking for in a school: location, strong academics, strong sense of school spirit, a team with goals and coaches who will lead them. It also helps that my mom, aunt and uncle all have degrees from Villanova too!
Other Colleges Considered: American University, Lehigh University, Kent State University, Lafayette College, La Salle University
Who would you like to thank?: I’d like to thank all my coaches for shaping me into the player I am today- from Xcalibur: Brian, Heather, Alli, Tiff, Erik, Courtney, VG, and Mel. From OJR: Coach Hoffman, Coach Montes and Coach Royer. Thank you to my teammates who pushed me to be my best; and to my family: Mom, Dad and Mira- thank you for always supporting my goals.