Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/2/11
The ManUp boys’ club lacrosse team recently presented a check of $1,000 to North Carolina men’s coach Joe Breschi for the US Lacrosse Michael Breschi Scholarship.
Man-Up is a club team whose mission is to help lacrosse coaches and families in need of assistance through fundraising and service. The presentation at Chapel Hill, NC., was made by ManUp coach Jim Schorn and team member Greg Merrill (Great Valley sophomore).
US Lacrosse’s Michael Breschi Scholarship is awarded each year to two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college and are the son or daughter of a coach. The parent or guardian can be either a male or female coach in high school or college, and should be a full-time employee of an educational institution.
The Michael Breschi Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the life of Michael Breschi, the young son of Joe Breschi, head men’s lacrosse coach at University of North Carolina. The scholarship was established to preserve Michael’s memory and pass on the steadfast support of the lacrosse community.
Schorn said the decision to donate the money to the scholarship fund for the second straight year was made so ManUp could “express our appreciation of his courage to be his best after such a dark time and lead by example in life’s journey.”
The scholarship winner is responsible for checking with the college or university to verify that his/her acceptance of this scholarship meets all institutional regulations, particularly with regard to financial aid packages. If the recipient is a scholarship-athlete, the scholarship must meet all NCAA regulations as they pertain to that institution and the student-athlete.
One of the past winners of the Michael Breschi Scholarship was Springfield-Delco grad Madison Poplawski, now a junior standout at Pennsylvania.