T3 Alumni

Alumna Spotlight: Maddie Birch – From T3 Shore to University of Louisville

Maddie Birch started her lacrosse career with T3 Shore Elite in 2015.  Now a junior defender at the University of Louisville, majoring in Communications, Maddie is excelling on and off the field. She took home three prestigious collegiate awards from her Sophomore season: the University of Louisville  Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player Of The Year, the University of Louisville Iron Cardinal Award for strength, speed and agility, and was named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Lacrosse Team.

During Maddie’s Sophomore year she started and played in all 18 games. She tied for team-lead and ranked 7th in the ACC with 37 ground balls. Her 2.06 ground balls per game also ranked 7th in the ACC. She led the ACC and ranked 55th in the nation with 1.50 caused turnovers-per game and also ranked 7th all-time at the University of Louisville in a single season. Her 27 caused turnovers tied her for 2nd in the ACC and tied her for 5th all-time in the history of the University of Louisville program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maddie is a successful athlete as well as a dedicated student. She finished Sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA and was named to the AD Honor Roll, Dean’s list and was named a Red and Black Scholar as well. In her summers, Maddie coaches for T3 Elite when she returns home to Wall Township, NJ during her break. T3 is so happy for Maddie and all of her success and looks forward to another great season.

We love to hear how are alumnae are doing! Write to us and let us know what you are up to, you can be featured on T3lacrosse.com!

 

 

 

From Competitors To Teammates, Two T3 Alumni Are Now On The Same Journey at Richmond

Richmond Lacrosse juniors Julia Schmuckler and Megan Gianforte started their collegiate season strong with a 15-8 win over Campbell on Saturday February 16th.  Both girls have a history playing for T3 Lacrosse but being from opposite sides of the state, they often played against each other. Now, it’s a different story as they both are looking forward to another season together as teammates.

In the season opener, Megan stood out in goal with ten saves for the day, stopping four out of seven free position shots.  Julia Schmuckler tallied four draw controls, a caused turnover and two ground balls overall.  Megan and Julia were both happy to contribute to the win and look forward to what the season has in store for them!

The pair was asked what T3 Lacrosse tournament was their favorite respectively.  For Megan, it was her senior year at the Best of the Beach. “In this tournament we beat T3 North and my current teammate Julia Schmuckler for the trophy. It was my last hurrah for the squad on my T3 team before we dispersed into our college careers.”  Julia remembers the Fall Face Off. “Having the opportunity to play games with and against your T3 friends is an awesome opportunity and great memories are always made.” She also remembers it being in “a great location” with “cool vendors” but doesn’t quite remember losing to Megan 😉.

Regardless, T3 Lacrosse will be following the girls as they set to compete Thursday February 21st against 12th ranked Virginia! Good Luck!

 

All-American and T3 Lacrosse Alumna Kathleen Jaeger is Ready to Shatter Records in 2019

Being a two sport athlete is not an easy feat, but T3 Lacrosse alumna Kathleen Jaeger takes it in stride. Senior Jaeger has become a star performer at TCNJ in both track and field and lacrosse.  In her junior year she won the 800 meter in the NJAC Championship, was named All-NJAC First Team, and placed 7th at the NCAA DIII National Championships in the 800m.  These incredible accomplishments led to being named NJAC Indoor Track & Field G. Larry James Most Outstanding Athlete and for the second year earned All-American Honors.  Jaeger transitioned to lacrosse in the spring not missing a single step. She was second on the team and third in the NJAC in goals (55).  This year she is looking to break into the TCNJ history books Top 25 for career goals. Her strong junior season led to being named First-Team All-NJAC, NJAC Midfielder of the year, First-Team All-Boardwalk Region and Second-Team All-American.  

Jaeger looks back at her recruiting process and appreciates T3 Lacrosse’s helping hand throughout.  “Believe me when I say that was not an easy thing to do, but it really helped me visualize my future. I really appreciated that both my coaches and other staff members were just a call, text, or email away.”  Going into her senior year she still has “T3 staff checking in or congratulating me (her), meaning they’re still a large part of my (her) college experience!”

Jaeger is set to start her lacrosse season on February 23rd at Neumann University.  T3 is proud to have placed over 500 athletes across all divisions. Check out the T3 College Commitments page to see where T3 is in the NCAA.