Gulf Coast 2024 Kali Cleary Commits to USF!
Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in College, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Girls Recruiting, Recruiting, USF Women.
Congratulations to Kali on her college choice and good luck in the future!
|Gulf Coast High School
|USF (University of South Florida)
Why did you choose this college?
|I chose USF because they have a team of administrators that will help and care for you. When I stepped on campus, I knew this was the place for me. I absolutely love the coaching staff and they are so kind.
What Advice Would You Give Those Starting the Recruiting Process?
|I would say to email at least 40 schools when you send out all your emails. Your top school might not be the one you go to, you need to have a big list.
Who Would You Like to Thank for Getting You to Here?
|I would like to thank my parents for everything they have sacrificed for me. I would like to thank my high school coaches, Lynn Garrison & Bo Garrison, they pushed me and had high standards for me. I would like to thank my club coaches, Mike Molster and Sarah Burlingame for teaching me new things every time I see them, they are the kindest people. I would also like to thank my AD Alan Scott, he has taught me new ways to think about situations and has helped me improve my leadership role. I couldn’t have gotten to where I am today without these people in my life.
What are your first memories of the sport?
|I remember my first lacrosse practice so clearly because I hated lacrosse. I cried and begged my mom not to have me tryout because I liked softball and didn’t know anyone that was there. After my first practice I absolutely fell in love with the sport. I made sure to do walk ball every day after school and practice because I wanted to be the best I could be at lacrosse.
What is Your Favorite Memory From Your High School Career?
|My favorite memory from my high school career was winning the first-round playoffs. My team hasn’t won playoffs in 12 years. I got the ball on defense with 1 minute left so that made us win the game.
What is Your Stick Brand? And Why?
|I play with a Gait whip stick. I absolutely love it; it has the perfect amount of whip on it but not too much.
Do You Watch College & Pro Games and What Are You Watching for to Make You a Better Player?
|I watch college games for fun, but I also watch for new dodges to do or watch a backer zone.
What’s Your Go-To Meal After a Game?
|I love a good smoothie but after high school games it’s Chick-fil-A.
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