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Dutton scores commitment to college

Sibel Lorentz, Student Life and Health Editor

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On September 4, junior Ellie Dutton committed to Winthrop University located in Rock Hill, South Carolina under a well-earned lacrosse contract.  

Being able to become a college athlete has always been a dream of mine and being able to achieve it has honestly been one of the best feelings. I also can’t wait to see where my friends on my club team and friends that I have met through lacrosse decide to play at the college level.”

— Ellie Dutton

As the first junior to sign to a university, Dutton expressed, “It was really exciting to be the first one in my grade to commit to a school. Some people think it’s crazy that I was able to decide on a school that quickly but ever since I was in 8th grade I knew that I wanted to play lacrosse in college, so when September 1 came around [Division One conferences], I knew what I wanted in a school and knew exactly what I was looking for.”  

Dutton continued, “Being able to become a college athlete has always been a dream of mine and being able to achieve it has honestly been one of the best feelings. I also can’t wait to see where my friends on my club team and friends that I have met through lacrosse decide to play at the college level.”  

After a few university visits, the dedicated player knew that Winthrop was the school for her, especially as it has always been her number one choice. Her decision was based largely on the size and location of the school, but she also believes the university will be a good place for her to grow academically.  

This choice was a difficult one to make, but family, friends, coaches, and teammates have helped her along the way to reach her dreams.  

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