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“Coach Delaney has been contacting me throughout the whole recruiting process,” Colvin said. “He was always there being a great coach and great person. I fell in love with the school and the team after he flew me out to Indianapolis. The team is full of players who play just like me. I know Coach Delaney won’t change my game, so I’m excited about that.” In her only season on the varsity squad last year, Colvin racked up 69 goals and dished out eight assists. She will major in biology and look to do pre-Med. “I want us to continue building what we have set in place here at Wake Forest,” Colvin said. “I want us to persevere through anything. If the girls work hard and put in the effort, they can accomplish great things.” Ian Howard signed to play boys lacrosse at Barton College. He said the lacrosse players there treated him like family right from the start. “Barton felt like home,” Howard said. “All the lacrosse players treated me like family. I felt like I was wanted there.” In his two years on varsity, Howard has scored 43 goals and recorded 35 assists for the Cougars. He wants to study sports marketing and possibly accounting. “I’m looking forward to getting a better overall record in lacrosse this spring,” Howard said. “Maybe we can produce some of the best we can. Wake Forest has treated me well.” Leah Given signed to run cross country and track for UNC-Asheville. She said it was simply the best place for her to continue racing. “UNC-Asheville is the perfect fit for me,” Given said. “It felt like home when I visited there.” Given’s personal best time in cross country is 19:13.30, which she set at the 4A east regional meet Nov. 2. In the 800-meter run, she ran a 2:22.12 at the 4A east regional May 11. Her best 1,600-meter run time is 5:40.39. Given said she wants to study environmental science at college. “I’m really thankful for the foundation Wake Forest has given me with my coaches and teachers,” Given said. “I’m really excited for the next step in life.” Ashley Finn signed to play girls soccer at University of South Carolina Upstate. She said the team gave her a welcoming atmosphere when she visited the school. “South Carolina Upstate felt like home to me,” Finn said. “The players and coaches gave me a really good feeling at the school.” In two years on varsity, Finn has scored 26 goals and registered seven assists. She said she is undecided on what she wants to study in college. “I want my fellow players to keep working for whatever they want,” Finn said. “If people doubt you, you will make it if you keep trying.” Rachael Stroot also signed to play at South Carolina Upstate as a volleyball player. She enjoyed her visit at the school so much that she wanted to join their program. “I got really good vibes from the coaches and players at Upstate,” Stroot said. “I think it’s a really good fit. I want to help the team build a good program. I’m really excited to get started.” As a middle hitter for the Cougars, Stroot spiked home 334 kills in two seasons. During that span, she also tallied 111 aces, 54 blocks, 111 digs and 31 assists. She wants to study either communications or political science in college. “I transferred here from Rolesville as a junior and I don’t regret it one bit,” Stroot said. “Wake Forest welcomed me as family. I’m going to miss it.”