By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/29/13
Pottstown senior center-attack Kelsey Shumaker has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Gwynedd Mercy College.
Kelsey Shumaker log:
High School: Pottstown High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Gwynedd Mercy College
Club Affiliation: Aftershock
Major lacrosse honors: Junior Year 2012: 1st team All-PAC-10 Frontier Division Attack, 2nd team Pottstown Mercury All-Area lacrosse. Senior Year 2013: 1st team All-PAC-10 Frontier Division Attack, PAC-10 Citizen Athlete Award.
Academic honors, service projects: Pottstown Memorial Medical Center volunteer for the past 4 years, Student government, Operation Holiday held at Pottstown Mercury annually, Make a Difference Day
What will you major in/study? Nursing
Why did you choose Gwynedd Mercy? “I chose Gwynedd-Mercy because it is a great school at which to continue my lacrosse career. I also will get to play with my former high school teammate Danae’ Perryman. Gwynedd also offers a great program for my major.”
Looking back, how did your season go? “My High School team played hard and strong with the small group of girls. We finished with a 8-5 record in the Frontier Division. We also qualified for the PAC-10 final four.”
Additional Comments: “I just wanted to thank my family for all of the support they have given me over the past years. The support from them means a lot.
“I also want to thank my coaches at Pottstown, Coach Bachman: Thanks for pushing me to be the player I am today I just wish people would have the opportunity to learn what I did from him. Coach Porter: thanks for being that person that I can go to on and off the field with any problems that occur. Also thanks for teaching me to never give up when things don’t go your way. Coach Reed/Coach McPherson: Thank you for being our mom when were away from home.
“Last but not least I want to definitely thank my team for the hard work, dedication, and sisterhood throughout my high school career. I will truly miss you, and hope to play with or against you in the future!”
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