NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Kaitlyn Cumiskey, a senior who plays three sports at New Providence High School, on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where she will continue playing lacrosse.
As a junior, Cumiskey led all New Jersey girls lacrosse players in scoring with 112 goals. She is also a starter on the Pioneers' girls basketball team and a member of the cross-country team that won the Group 1 state championship last month.
She also is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, and was selected to represent New Providence High School at this year's NJSIAA Senior Leadership Conference.
Cumiskey will begin her senior lacrosse season in three months with the school records for career points (383) and goals (301). New Providence has won the NJIGLL Independence Conference championship in each of the last three seasons dating back to Cumiskey's freshman season on the varsity.
"Caitlyn is an amazing athlete, and as a teammate, our success comes from how the team works together," New Providence girls lacrosse coach Jennifer Henry said. "Her leadership, her confidence and her selflessness are all amazing. Her presence on the field makes us a complete team."
Cumiskey made a verbal commitment to Penn during her junior year, and her mind has been made up about the Ivy League school for awhile.
"I visited a few schools and really felt a connection with the coaches and players at UPenn, and I really love the program," Cumiskey said last spring. "They have great team chemistry and that was very important to me."
Before she has a chance to build upon her record-setting high school lacrosse career, Cumiskey is getting ready for basketball season. Scrimmages begin next week, and New Providence's first girls basketball game is scheduled for Dec. 19.