Apuzzo commits to Ohio State University

Apuzzo commits to Ohio State University

“In middle school, I really started to get into lacrosse, and I knew I wanted to play in college,” junior Kimberly Apuzzo said.

On January 25th, Apuzzo verbally committed to play lacrosse at Ohio State University. Apuzzo has dreamt of playing college lacrosse for some time.

During the spring, Apuzzo plays for Blue Valley Titans, and in the summer, she plays for Missouri 22, a team based out of St. Louis, MO. Last spring, the Blue Valley Titans, a team composed of lacrosse players across the Blue Valley School District, selected Apuzzo, a midfielder, as offensive player of the year.

“Last season, I was selected for the First Team All-Metro,” Apuzzo said. “I was also voted offensive player of the year for my team. We were runner up last year, and we won the championship my freshman year. I led my team in assists and was second in goals.”

After her continued success on the field, Apuzzo began to come into communication with college lacrosse programs. During a tournament, Apuzzo attracted the interest of Ohio State coach, Alexis Venechanos.

“When I was with Missouri 22, the Ohio State coach saw me play for the first time. She was super interested,” Apuzzo said. “I really appreciate the Ohio State coach looking at a girl from Kansas since our state isn’t known for its lacrosse.”

After a recruiting visit in September and a camp [], Apuzzo decided to commit to OSU. After Apuzzo plays college lacrosse, she plans to remain involved with the sport.

“After college, there is only one option for women: United States National team. I’m not sure if that is something I’m interested in, but it’s something I would have to look into,” Apuzzo said. “After college, I would definitely look into coaching and helping younger girls get into the game.”

Apuzzo credits most of her success to her parents since they have accompanied her throughout the entire recruiting process.

“My mom and dad have supported me with everything. My dad traveled with me around the country, and my mom kept me grounded and focused with academics,” Apuzzo said.

Apuzzo will officially sign with Ohio State University in the fall of 2015.