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Emily Rice

Savannah Donahue signs her National Letter of Intent to Queen’s University.

#NationalSigningDay2022: The Royals sign “an absolute brick wall:” Donahue commits to Queen’s University of Charlotte

On November 9, Savannah Donahue signed her National Letter of Intent to continue playing lacrosse at Queen’s University of Charlotte.

Donahue was a star defense player on Linganore’s varsity girls’ lacrosse team. She is a stand-out student athlete both on and off the field. 

Her coach, Dean Coccia, expressed that Donahue is an extremely valuable player, and while people don’t necessarily expect it when looking at her, she is an “absolute brick wall.”

Additionally, she is an amazing supporter and an awesome teammate.

“It’s admirable how passionate she is about competition- about winning,” said Coccia. “I know that Savannah is gonna do incredible things wherever [she] goes, and I’m so lucky to have [coached her].”

Donahue is excited about the prospect of attending Queen’s University. She had a connection with the school and prospective teammates and is eager to have fun and be able to play lacrosse as a member of the team.

Even with the excitement she feels regarding her future as an athlete, Donahue still feels some anxiety.

“I am nervous [about playing at a college level] because it’s Division 1, so it’s a lot of competition, but I think I’ll end up being fine,” Donahue said.

Her dad, Brooke Donahue, is excited for his daughter to continue her athletic career.

“I’m extremely proud of her because she’s worked very hard to get to this moment [with] a lot of off-the-field work [and] a lot of hard work in the classroom to get her to this moment. And now, she’s finally realizing her dream,” said Brooke Donahue. 

In the end, Donahue is very happy with her decision and how recruitment turned out.

“It’s so much relief to get [recruitment] off of my shoulders. It is so stressful during the recruiting process, but I think that I really chose the right school,” said Donahue.

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