Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/22/10
Conestoga football standout Brad Herzlich, also a member of the Pioneers’ District 1 champion lacrosse team, has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henry Award.
The honor is presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club to the Philadelphia area’s top football student-athlete and is based on athletics and academics, as well as service to their schools and communities.
Herzlich, an inside linebacker and tight end who has committed to Brown University, will formally receive the Jim Henry Award at the Maxwell Football Club’s awards dinner on March 5 at Harrah’s Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City.
Herzlich, a captain who had 145 tackles this season on the gridiron, is a defensive midfielder on the lacrosse field. His Pioneer laxers went 24-2 last year, won the Central League crown and reached the finals of the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.
Herzlich boasts a 4.0 grade point average, takes several advanced-placement classes, and is involved in the school’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder is the younger brother of Mark Herzlich, a Conestoga grad and Boston College linebacker whose battle versus Ewing’s sarcoma (bone cancer) has drawn national headlines. Mark Herzlich, also a lacrosse standout at Conestoga, was recently deemed cancer-free and is planning to return for his senior year in the fall after sitting out a season while undergoing intense cancer treatments.