By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/31/17
Garnet Valley 2019 defender Grace Brenann has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at American University.
Grace Brennan profile:
High school: Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills, PA
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: American University, Washington, DC
Club team: Philly Blast
Major lacrosse showcases, honors: D1 Showcase, Maximum Exposure All-Star team, Southern Showcase
Academic honors/service: Honor roll, Class Officer, Interact Officer, Student Council, French Club, Presidential Gold Service Award, GV Ambassador Award, and Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership recipient (HOBY).
Expected major: Business
Why did you choose American? “I chose AU because of the strong academics as well as the great lacrosse program. I felt at home the minute I stepped on campus and Coach (Emma) Wallace and her coaching staff as well as the team made me feel like family.
HS team’s 2018 outlook: “Garnet Valley is a strong program with extremely talented players. The 2018 season looks very promising!”
Thank You: “I would like to give special thanks to my coaches, Mr. Foreaker, Coach Purvis, Coach Cini, Coach McNeal, Coach Costa, Coach Brangiel, Julia Mcgrath, Coley Ricci, Mrs. Brooks, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Hagerty, Mr. Mclaughlin, Mr. Nolen, Mr. Toohey, Mr. Portale, and Mrs. Kingsborough. Also, Mr. Layman and Mrs. Truskin.
“Thank you to my friends for always brightening my day. My Philly Blast and Garnet Valley teammates, thank you for all of your support and friendship. I love playing with each and every one of you. I also want to thank all of your parents for always cheering on the side lines.
“Josie Ferri, my Philly Blast coach and mentor, thank you for believing in me and pushing me to be the best player I can be on and off the field. You are truly an inspiration and I could never have gotten to where I am without your endless support throughout the recruiting process.
“Coach Wallace, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play for you and become an AU Eagle. I plan to make you proud.
“To my sister and best friend. Thank you for always being there for me and being at my side since day one. I can’t wait to be at American with you! Most importantly, to my parents, thank you for being my number one fans and teaching me to be a good person before anything else. You have instilled in me the work ethic to be the best I can be and to never give up and to always reach for the stars. Thank you for supporting me on and off the field. I would be proud to be half the person you two are some day. I am the luckiest girl to call you my parents!”
Other schools considered: Drexel University, Lafayette College, College of William & Mary and Fairfield University
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