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Local teen to play college lacrosse, train with Israel national team

Sabina Skolnick signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for the College of Wooster on Feb. 1 at Shawnee Mission East High School.

Sabina Skolnick has signed a letter of intent to play for the College of Wooster Women’s Fighting Scots lacrosse team in Wooster, Ohio. The team is a NCAA Division III team, which means that the school cannot offer athletic scholarships. However, Sabina was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship for merit equal to half of her tuition and fees for all four years.

Sabina, the daughter of Congregation Ohev Sholom members Lisa and David Skolnick, was a four-year varsity player on the lacrosse team at Shawnee Mission East and was named honorable mention on the 2016 All Metro team.

In 2015 Sabina was chosen to play on Israel’s U-17 National Development Program Women’s Lacrosse Team. She will again be returning to Israel this summer to live in Ashkelon, train with Israel National Lacrosse, and teach youth lacrosse. While there she will represent Team Israel in the Maccabiah Games (lacrosse will be held in Netanya July 5-12). The 2017 games open July 4 in Jerusalem and more than 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries are expected to participate.