By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/16
Kennett 2017 midfielder Vicky Gallivan has made a commitment to the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vicky Gallivan profile:
High School: Kennett High School
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: University of Pennsylvania (admissions process)
Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors
Major lacrosse honors: 2015 Ches-Mont All-League 1st team Midfield; 2015 Ches-Mont leading goal scorer (82 goals); 2015 All-Area 1st team; 2015 National Tournament Philly Team 3; 2014 Ches-Mont All-League Honorable Mention; 2014 All-Area Honorable Mention
What will you major in/study? Business
Why did you choose this school? “I grew up watching Penn play over championship weekend so to receive this opportunity is incredible. Penn has the perfect combination of athletics and academics. The lacrosse team is one of the best in the nation each year and the coaches are phenomenal. Penn also has amazing academics and has just what I was looking for in the Wharton School.”
HS team’s outlook for 2016 season? “Kennett should have a great year this upcoming season. We surprised a lot of teams last year and are hoping to do even better this upcoming season! We are looking to challenge for the Ches-Mont title.”
People to thank: “Thank you, first and foremost, to my family for helping me through this process. I would like to thank my mom for always being there for me and taking me to every lacrosse event. Thank you to my sisters for always being my number one supporters. Thank you to my dad, one of my first coaches in sports.
“Thank you to my high school coach, Dale Watkins, for helping me to improve and always supporting me.
“Thank you to all the Brandywine Majors coaches I have had over the years and my club director, ChristyAnn Morello.
“Thank you to my teammates for always helping me play well and giving me amazing memories.
“And last, thank you to the Penn lacrosse coaches for giving me this incredible opportunity.”
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