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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Carly Reed chooses UNC lacrosse

St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes sophomore Carly Reed spent last weekend at the University of North Carolina, where her sister, Mackey, was graduating.

While Reed was there, she watched the Tar Heels women’s lacrosse team pound High Point, 20-4, hung out with some of the players at a post-game tailgate and met one-on-one with Coach Jenny Levy. By the end of the weekend Reed, the leading scorer in the Washington, D.C., area, committed to play at North Carolina.

“It’s really where I’ve always wanted to go, so I just thought, why not do it now,” Reed said. “I’m not going to change my mind.”

Reed said North Carolina’s location, academics and lacrosse were all right for her and she wasn’t concerned about missing out on the recruiting process by committing early.

Standing 5-foot-8 with above-average quickness and a lethal hesi­ta­tion move, Reed has emerged as one of the most dangerous high attackers in the region. With two tournaments left, she has already set school records for goals (127) and points (160) this season. She’s 23 goals shy of All-American Kelly Austin’s career record of 233 at St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes.

The Saints (25-2) have 11 former players competing in the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament this year. One of them, Mia Hurrin, is a senior defender at North Carolina.

“It’s a great program and it’s a great fit for Carly,” Saints Coach Kathy Jenkins said.

By Andy Marso  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/11/2011

 
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