By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/17/17
Shipley School 2018 midfielder Ashleigh Gundy has been named the Pansini Law Group Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.
Ashleigh Gundy Profile:
School: The Shipley School
College committed to: Cornell University
Lax club team: Ultimate Lacrosse
* Community Life Head (2015)
* Class President (2016)
* Class President (2017-2018)
* Head of Communications/Journalism club
* Shipley Debate Team
* Mentor for Andrew Jackson School
* Bryn Mawr Tutoring
* Beacon columnist for the Shipley Newspaper
* Beacon Editor
Community/ Service Organizations:
* Cradles to Crayons
* Andrew Jackson School
* Bryn Mawr Tutoring
* Jack and Jill of America Inc.
* Volunteer Field Hockey Coach
* Stanford Engineering Program LEAD Scholar
* ED&C Program Hampton University
* Honors Physics, Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology, Honors Spanish
* 3 year Varsity Starter
* Shipley Varsity Lacrosse MVP “Most Valuable Player” (2015)
* First Team Friends School League Lacrosse (2015, 2016)
* Second Team All Main Line Lacrosse (2015, 2016)
* Lacrosse Main Line Athlete of the week (2016)
* Brine Team (2016)
* US Lacrosse National Tournament Team 2 (2016)
* Under Armour Team (2016)
* Varsity Lacrosse Captain (2017)
* US Lacrosse National Tournament Team 1 (2017)
* Second Team Field Hockey All Main Line (2015)
* Field Hockey MVP (2016)
* Shipley Varsity Field Hockey First Team Friends School League (2016)
* Varsity Field Hockey First Team All Main Line (2016)
* Varsity Field Hockey Captain (2017)
What are your college and future goals?
Gundy: “I am committed to the admissions process at Cornell University. My college and future goals right now include studying broadcast journalism/communications in college and contributing to playing lacrosse at Cornell University. The ability to pursue my academic interest as well as play the sport I love at a very competitive program is my dream.”
How do you describe leadership?
Gundy: “I would describe a leader as someone who goes above and beyond, puts the team ahead of themselves and demonstrates excellence. I also think that it is very important for a leader to lead by example because that sets the bar high, which ultimately helps the team stratech themselves to be better and achieve more. As lacrosse team captain, I have experienced how the leader’s actions can dictate how the rest of the team will perform or behave. I have learned that the team always comes first and that when the team has challenges, my leadership helps the team to work through them and resolve the issues.”
How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?
Gundy: “I balance lacrosse, school and extracurriculars by organizing my daily schedule at school, taking advantage of my free time during the school day, and using my resources. I balance multiple activities by staying disciplined, but also realizing the importance of having social outlets. I leverage my friends and my family to provide these social outlets, so that I do not overwhelm myself.”
High school coaches from Philly, Delaware, South Jersey, or the Lehigh Valley may nominate a player (junior or senior) for the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week by e-mailing us at email@example.com