By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/28/17
Academy Park 2017 goalie Terae Mason 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.
Terae Mason Profile:
School: Academy Park
College committed to: Albright College
Set up and clean up Freshmen Dance 2015, 2016
Set up and clean up After Prom 2015
Volunteered at the Haunted Hallway at one of the elementary schools in the district
Played “The Grinch” at the Winter Festival for the district
Tutoring peers through NHS
Volunteering at an Alzheimer and Spina Bifida walk
Academic honors/awards: National Honor Society member, Honor Roll all 4 years
Athletic honors: Del-Val League MVP 2016, 1st Team All Del Val 2015 & 2016, currently leads Delaware County in saves (123) and has a 57% save percentage for the season, 2015 Team Sportsmanship Award from Refs Association
Other sports: Basketball team, Field Hockey team
What are your college and future goals?
Mason: “I plan to double major in computer science and physics. My future goals are to become an astrophysicist and eventually work for NASA.”
How do you describe leadership?
Mason: “I would describe leadership as someone who leads a team, but at the same time allows others opinions and ideas lead to better outcomes. A leader is someone who empowers each part of their team and helps everyone reach their fullest potential. They aren’t afraid to listen or be lead by others.”
How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?
Mason: “What I do to balance lacrosse and school is pretty simple. I do my best to finish as much as I can in school. I also have time set aside for work I need to finish or even start. And it is exponentially helpful having one of my teachers as a coach.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org