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Female Student-Athlete: Pottstown’s Perrymond has a healthy balance

Thursday, 27th March 2008

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School  

By Bridget Algeo, Posted 3/27/08

One of Pottstown senior captain Maure Perrymond’s strongest assets as a lacrosse player is her ability to balance her cradle between her right and left hands with confidence and agility.

Perrymond’s sense of balance, however, extends far beyond the playing field and well into other areas of her life, such as academics and community service.

A distinguished honor roll student in the top 15 percent of her class, Perrymond is not only a leader for perennial Pioneer Athletic Conference contender Pottstown, but a well-rounded student-athlete who enjoys helping others by volunteering at the local hospital and participating in such events as Relay for Life.

For her efforts, Perrymond has been named the Laxzilla/ Female Student-Athlete of the Week.

Next fall, Perrymond will take her healthy and balanced attitude to the campus of East Stroudsburg University, one of the few post-secondary institutions to offer exercise science as a major. Her decision to attend the Division II school, where she will continue to play lacrosse, was heavily influenced by a visit to the university.

“At first, I thought it was going to be really small,” she said. “But when I got to see it, I really liked it.”

East Stroudsburg, now 4-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, is sure to like what it sees in Perrymond, who sees herself as a person who is driven toward success.

“I want to succeed in life. I want to go far,” said Perrymond, who intends on pursuing her education after her career at ESU.

Pottstown coach Andrew Bachman believes Perrymond’s attitude will not only be realized in the classroom, but in the playing arena as well.

“Maure has always shown the desire and dedication to be a leader on the lacrosse field,” he said. “She will truly blossom as a player at the next level.”

Even with a promising future as a scholar-athlete ahead of her, Perrymond (six goals this year) remains focused on the season at hand. In her last year with the Trojans (2-0), the sensible midfielder intends to savor the moment.

“We’re a good team with a strong bond,” she said. “We’re really good friends.”

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