By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/29/16
Perkiomen Valley senior midfielder Ben Minardi has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
College choice: Committed to Ursinus College, where he will play lacrosse and plan to major in applied economics and mathematics.
Service activities: Key Club, Rotary Club, Volunteer assistant coach for youth lacrosse program, Employee at Giant Food Stores
Academic honors: Distinguished Honor Roll, GPA approximately 4.3; recent AP and honors classes are AP Stat, AP Calc AB, AP Physics, AP Government, and honors civil engineering and architecture
Lacrosse Honors: 2014 2nd Team All-PAC-10, 2015 1st team All PAC-10, led team in 2015 in points and goals. Currently 2nd on the team in points with 37 in 2016. Was awarded the 2013 Viking Battle Axe Award for a player that displays the 7 pillars of our team philosophy.
On Academics, Service and Athletics:
How do you describe leadership?
Minardi: “In lacrosse leadership is found in the players with positive attitudes, that set good examples, and always play their hardest from practice to game time. Leadership can come from anybody on a team, because it means working hard to get yourself, your teammates, and your team better.”
How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?
Minardi: “I balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars through planning and staying on top of my schoolwork. I keep in mind the importance of not procrastinating. I try to set priorities, so I have time to work and do other things like coaching with the youth program, while still maintaining my grades and practice time for lacrosse.”
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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