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.@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Holy Cross (N.J.) 2017 MF/DEF Brencher commits to Catholic

Friday, 4th March 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/4/16

Holy Cross Academy (N.J.) 2017 midfield/defender Michelle Brencher has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Catholic University of America.

Michelle Brencher profile:

Michelle Brencher

Michelle Brencher

High School: Holy Cross Academy, N.J.

Graduation Year: 2017

Position: Midfield/Defense

College Choice: Catholic University of America

Club Affiliation: South Jersey Devils

Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Holy Cross Defender of the year sophomore year, BCSL first team defender, National Brine classic, and Philly Girl showcase.

What will you major in/study? Secondary Math Education

Why did you choose this school? “I chose Catholic because I love the vibe of the team and Coach Meghan (McDonogh). I also love the beautiful campus and convenient location in DC. The school size is perfect for me and Catholic has an amazing education program. It’s everything I was looking for and more.”

HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “We lost a few key players, but we are still looking forward to an amazing season. We went 21-3 last year and made it to the south jersey group 1 finals. We have set some high goals for our team and plan on achieving them. Can’t wait for the season to start! GO LANCERS!!!”

People to thank: “I need to thank my parents, William and Patricia, for being nothing but supportive throughout this process. I could not be more thankful for them. Also a shout out to my sisters, Valerie and Alison; love you ladies! A HUGE thanks to my coaches from the past: coach Maino for the basics, my club coaches Paige, Jenna, and Melissa; and most of all my high school coach, Emily Burdalski, for pushing me to be the best player I can be. And thank you to every player I have ever been honored to play with in a team for cheering me on and being a great teammates. Couldn’t have done it without you all.”

Other schools considered: Bloomsburg University

Longstreth Women’s Sports, the official sponsor for girls’ recruits, congratulates Michelle Brencher. Longstreth specializes in equipment, uniforms and apparel for women’s sports. Longstreth carries a huge selection of all the best women’s heads, handles, goalie gear and player accessories – including shoes and apparel. Visit for directions and information. <



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