By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(Feb. 15, 2014) – Loudoun Valley High School senior Courtney Schollian has committed to continue her lacrosse career at the Stevens Institute of Technology beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
“Stevens was an opportunity for me to play lacrosse and study engineering at a high level,” said the 5-foot-6 Schollian. “I was looking for a school with an established lacrosse team and a strong academic side and Stevens seems perfect for that.”
Schollian helped lead the Loudoun Valley Vikings to a 17-5 finish in 2013 capped off by a trip to the VHSL state semifinals. The Western Loudoun schools dominate women’s lacrosse as the Vikings fell to the Woodgrove Wolverines in both the Dulles District and sectional championship games last season.
“We have been working hard in the offseason, and we are looking to get back the district and regional title and even make a run in the state competition,” said Schollian who used to play club for Frederick Stars Lacrosse. “I am looking to lead the team and just enjoy playing with these girls for one last season because a lot of us have been playing together since middle school.”
While her playing days with her long-time teammates may be over after her senior season, the Charlottesville-native will get the chance to improve her skills over the next four years at Stevens.
Last spring, the Division III Ducks finished 8-10, posting a 4-3 record in the Empire 8 athletic conference. This fall, Schollian will take her talents to the Hoboken, New Jersey school, located just five miles outside of downtown Manhatttan to help Stevens during their 2015 season.
“I will add speed to their midfield and a great attitude when playing,” Schollian. “I want nothing more than to play lacrosse in college, and I’m so happy I get to do so.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings and news. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete or a story on a Loudoun County graduate playing in college!