Leesburg, Va. – Loudoun County High School junior Logan Quinn has committed to Division III Christopher Newport University to continue her lacrosse career starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
Only entering her junior year, Quinn’s commitment comes relatively early as compared to many other athletes who wait until their senior year. However, Quinn believes that her early commitment will play a major factor in her development over the next two years.
“Being committed this early motivates me to work my hardest every day to become a better student and athlete,” Quinn said. “I have two years to develop mentally and physically, which is plenty of time to grow.”
Quinn has always had her sights set on playing at the collegiate level. In fact, she has been dreaming of playing college lacrosse every since she was in elementary school. With help from high school and club coaches, Quinn was able to develop her skills to get to where she is today.
“All of my coaches have been so supportive and have built me into the player I am today,” Quinn said. “My coaches and teammates have inspired me to compete at the next level.”
The 5-foot-3 junior was attracted to Christopher Newport because of its top notch coaches and opportunity for playing time. While it can sometimes be tough for a student-athlete to establish herself within a collegiate program, Quinn believes that she can have a significant influence immediately for the Captains.
“I hope to make an impact on the team as a leader and someone [my teammates]can look up to, even as an underclassman,” Quinn said.
However, Quinn saw Christopher Newport not only as a fit for lacrosse, but also a fit for her education. After visiting campus several times, she came away very impressed with the academic environment at Christopher Newport.
“I really enjoy that there are smaller classes at CNU because I tend to do better when the teacher knows who I am and what ways work best for me to learn,” Quinn said. “CNU is becoming more and more competitive every year because of the academics.”
The Loudoun County junior defender hopes to be able to find a balance of athletics and academics at CNU. Due to her desire to be a leader for the Captains, she knows that she will have to show dedication both on the field and in the classroom.
“My [goal]is to maintain a high GPA and to make sure I’m putting in the right amount of time studying,” Quinn said.
Her success on the field and in the classroom is due in part to the support of her family. With CNU’s proximity to Leesburg, Quinn is excited about the opportunity to have her family attend her college games.
“My parents have attended every game of mine and have motivated me to become a better player every time I step foot on the field,” Quinn said. “I have four brothers – Tommy, Billy, Brady and Sawyer – and I’m thankful for them because they’ve played a key role in developing my competitiveness and aggressiveness.”