By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/11/17
Central Bucks South 2017 defenseman Christopher Surina 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.
Christopher Surina profile:
High school: Central Bucks South
Club Team: Bucks Select
College committed to: King’s College
Active National Honor Society Members, Lacrosse team for 4 years, Feed-N-Read council (promotes school-wide reading), Active Member of the Sons of the American Legion, work part-time at Chickie’s and Pete’s.
Community/ Service Organizations:
Habitat for Humanity, Neshaminy Manor, Warrington Earth Day, participant in MLK forum at CB South, Sons of the American Legion, Coaching the Youth Lacrosse program Warrington Warriors
Academic honors/awards, GPA:
Distinguished Honors throughout High School, Principal’s Award (at least a 3.5 GPA for 3+ years), Accumulative GPA 3.95 (while taking numerous AP courses both junior and senior year).
2014 Titan Award, 2015 Defensive Player of the Year, two-time captain including 2017 Team Captain
What will you major in at King’s and what are your future goals?
Surina: “At King’s College, I will be a part of the Physician Assistant program, which is a 5-year accelerated program. I have also been accepted into the Honors Program at King’s. The Physician Assistant Program at King’s is one of the best PA Programs in the state, with 40 years of experience in providing sophisticated didactic and clinical training in all areas of medicine. The Honors Program will provide me the opportunity to develop intellectually and emotionally by interacting with other students who also enjoy a rigorous curriculum. Following my clinical rotations after my 5th year in King’s PA Program, I plan to work in either the field of sports medicine or orthopedics.”
How do you describe leadership?
Surina: “I view leadership as setting a positive example for others through hard work and dedication which leads to one being well-respected by their peers. I feel that I strive under the pressure it takes to be a leader; I find it both exhilarating and rewarding. I believe that by being fully dedicated and working my absolute hardest, I can better myself and those around me. Leadership is an exceptional quality and I am very grateful that I am often perceived as being a leader both athletically and scholastically.”
How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?
Surina: “My parents taught me when I was younger to be diligent and take pride in everything that I do. I feel that I have done well in learning how to effectively prioritize my time, which will absolutely benefit me in college considering that I will be part of the very demanding Physician Assistant Program along with playing lacrosse at King’s.”
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