Glacier Peak’s Hanna Dalrymple to play NCAA D1 lacrosse at St. Mary’s

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Glacier Peak High School senior Hanna Dalrymple has verbally committed to play NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse at California’s St. Mary’s College.


Glacier Peak High School senior Hanna Dalrymple will play NCAA Division I lacrosse next year at California’s St. Mary’s College. (Photo: Jackie Dalrymple)

When she formally signs her National Letter of Intent on Thursday Dalrymple will become the third prep lacrosse player from the North Sound to be successfully recruited by an NCAA Division I school.

“Committing to St. Mary’s was the most exciting thing that’s happened all year,” said Dalrymple who was awarded a scholarship by Gaels coach Lauren Uhr following an impressive performance at a recruiting event last July.  “It was something that I’ve been working up to for a long time.”

As a freshman in 2014-15, Dalrymple will join a St. Mary’s team that finished 4-9 overall (2-6 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference play). Once on the Moraga, California campus, she will join 2011 Bainbridge High School graduate Jaclyn Biggers as one of two Washington state products on the Gaels lacrosse squad.

A stellar student-athlete, Dalrymple maintains a 3.9 cumulative GPA earning National Honor Society recognition and state lacrosse All-Academic honors as a junior.  Along with her studies, she commits 15-20 hours a week working after school at a local grocery store and puts in additional time mentoring younger students through Glacier Peak’s Grizzly Cubs, Link Crew and Be The Change service groups.

She also finds time to help a nine-year-old neighbor nurture her math talent while working through Proximal Femeral Focal Deficiency (PFFD), a rare physical disorder resulting in one leg not developing completely.

A promise that has become Dalrymple’s own inspiration and motivation to realize her dream of playing at the highest level of collegiate sports.

“If Megan can do anything with (PFFD), than I can do anything,” said Dalrymple who spends an hour every week at the fourth grader’s kitchen table working through the intricacies of multiplication tables and story problems.

“Her work ethic is incredibly strong,” said Katie Carroll, coach of the combined Snohomish-Glacier Peak high school team.  “It’s not surprising that she can still spend the time on lacrosse with all of her other activities going on.”

As a prep, the 5-9 Dalrymple has excelled in two sports: basketball as a freshman and lacrosse.  In lacrosse, the midfielder helped the combined Snohomish-Glacier Peak high school lacrosse team finish the 2013 season 10-6-0, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Girls State Tournament before falling to the eventual state champion Lakeside School.   It was the seventh post-season berth in as many years for the Snohomish-Glacier Peak team.

Last season, Dalrymple’s 39 points (32g, 7a) was third best on the Snohomish-Glacier Peak squad and she led the team with 65 draw controls in 16 games.

Dalrymple is among three North Sound prep lacrosse players to have earned D1 lacrosse offers.  Earlier this year Snohomish High School senior Davyd Powell committed to Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., while 2011 Lake Stevens High School graduate Meagan Hess is entering her junior year at Monmouth University in New Jersey.  All three are from the combined lacrosse program of Snohomish and Glacier Peak High Schools.

Last spring, a record 53 high school graduates from Washington state earned varsity lacrosse roster spots at NCAA Division I, II and III schools.

To learn more about Hannah Dalrymple visit:   Math and a promise drive Glacier Peak’s Hanna Dalrymple to NCAA Division I lacrosse coverage of Glacier Peak High School’s Hanna Dalrymple signing a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Div. I lacrosse at St. Mary’s College. (Nov. 14, 2013)

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state.  For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit

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