By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/22/16
Germantown Academy senior attack Betsy Prezioso has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.
Betsy Prezioso profile:
School: Germantown Academy, Fort Washington PA
College: Accepted to attend and play lacrosse at Harvard University
GPA: 4.6 on a 4.0 scale
Student Government 9th-12th , Class Senator.
Academy Edition Newspaper 9th-12th; Editor-in-Chief 2015-16
Relay For Life 9th-12th. Team Captain 2015-16
Model UN 11th-12th. Received Commendation for work on the 2014 Thailand Coup D’etat – Boston Model UN 2016
Writing Center Advisor: Selected by English Teaching Faculty to advise & tutor fellow students on writing assignments
Academy Monthly: Blog contributor
Kids Teaching Kids 10th-12th: worked in lower school teaching science concepts
Math & Science tutor
Selected as House Prefect for Roberts House 2015-16
Selected as Editor-in-Chief of The Academy Edition
Student Government Association elected class senator grades9th through12th.
Elected Team Captain- Girls Varsity Lacrosse 2015-16 Season Elected Team Captain for Relay for Life 2015-16
Design Day Team Leader 2016
Center for Advancement of Girls Leading for Change 2012
2016 Model UN Commendation
2015 Science National Honor Society
2015 Cum Laude Society
2015 National Merit Scholar
2015 McNeil Patriot Scholar Award
2015 Recipient of The William B Bristol Class of 1932 Prize
2015 AP Scholar
National Latin Exam Silver Medal & Maxima cum laude certificate
High Honors grades 9th through 12th
Montgomery County Honors Orchestra
Jazz Band: 10th, 11th, & 12th
Honors Chamber Ensemble 9th through 12th
1st Violin Orchestra
2015 Wendy’s Heisman Student Athlete Award
2015 Selected as an All Area top 25 Player Girls Lacrosse by the Times Herald
2015 Selected to Girls Lacrosse All Intelligencer Team
2015 Academic All American
2015 Selected to the All Inter-Ac Team Lacrosse
2015 Second Leading Scorer in the Inter-Ac Girls Lacrosse Season (80 G, 9 A)
Newtown Athletic Center: Selected by Parisi School of Speed & Training as Athlete of the Month
Varsity Lacrosse Germantown Academy 9th through 12th grades.
Ultimate Lacrosse Club 6th through 12th Grades
Volunteer / Service
Fund Raiser/ Participant Katie Samson Festival Foundation 9th through 12th grades
Concert Violinist: The Artman Home
Jazz Violinist: St. Thomas Babtist Church
Fund Raiser: Susan G Komen Foundation Race for the Cure 6th through 12th grades. Future plans for college and beyond? (and are you playing lacrosse, club or varsity?)
Prezioso: “I will be attending Harvard this fall where I would like to study history, government, and biology. My love of history and government is rooted in how the two affect cultures, environments, and economic systems, and I find scientific investigation fascinating. I believe that bridging multiple academic disciplines has the power to unite perspectives to effect change, and I hope to combine a career as a physician working in public service to contribute to and positively impact healthcare. I also plan on playing for the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team.”
How do you describe leadership based on your service projects/academics/sports?
Prezioso: “I believe a leader is someone who is willing to answer the call to lead and therefore serve. In that willingness, they choose to identify and develop the qualities within themselves necessary to have a positive impact on people and the world around them. In doing so, they are able to tap into the best in others and work collectively to achieve common goals. From a personal standpoint, whether I help raise funds for a cause, collaborate within the classroom, tutor students, or shepherd a group of teammates on the lacrosse field, my hope is that I set an example for those around me and inspire them to become the best version of themselves whereby we benefit our community and society.”
How do you balance academics and athletics?
Prezioso: “My key to balancing academics and athletics is that I choose classes and a sport that I love. If you enjoy what you do, then disciplining yourself and managing your time effectively in order to accomplish what needs to be accomplished is manageable and fun.”
Coaches may nominate players for the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete award by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail should provide all information on academics, service and lacrosse and a photo must be provided or arranged. All weekly winners will receive a $50 gift card and be eligible for the end-of-year overall winners.
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