Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/16
Westtown School 2017 midfield/attack Maddi Barth 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.
Maddie Barth profile
School: Westtown School
Lacrosse: Junior midfield/attack. Named All-Friends Schools League First Team as a sophomore, scoring 54 goals while earning team MVP. Plays club for Brandywine Majors travel team.
Service: Clerk of the Quaker Leadership Program at Westtown;
Served as Prefect for a year and a half;
Volunteers at New Bolton Veterinary Hospital (University of Pennsylvania in Kennett Square);
Volunteers at Thorncroft Therapeutic Equestrian Center (Malvern);
Volunteers at the Antique Ice Tool Museum (West Chester)
Worked for Westtown’s Auxiliary Programs for past 3 years (after school programs for younger kids, summer camps, any special events taking place on campus)
Academic Distinction, enrolled in three advanced classes
Looking at Biology and pre-med, with an interest in Immunology
How do you describe leadership based on your service projects?
Barth: “I have learned from my own experiences that the most important part of leadership is communication. You have to talk to your teammates and return the favor by listening to them. Without communication you have no foundation for the respect and trust that is innate in being part of a team.”
How do you balance academics and athletics:
Barth: “I balance my athletics and academics/service by reminding myself to stay balanced. In order to accomplish my goals in athletics and service as well as in academics I have to know what’s more important and practice self-discipline.”
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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