Natalie Lorca, a 2017 West Potomac High School graduate, recently committed to row for the University of Minnesota crew team next year. Pictured here, from left, with her sister Alesha Lorca, Natalie Lorca, Pilar Lorca (mother), Sonya Spriggs (Godmother), (second row) Head Coach Leslie Shinners, Lead Coach Megan Lister and West Potomac High School Director of Student Activities Aaron Helmick. Lorca started her rowing career as a freshman at West Potomac and continued to excel with her boat placing first at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association’s state championships in 2015 and 2016 and placing seventh and sixth at Nationals. Additionally, Natalie consistently maintained a 3.5 or better GPA and rowed for Old Dominion Boat Club and Thompson Boat Club. While at the University of Minnesota, Natalie will major in animal sciences with a minor in Spanish, to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.