By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/13/18
Allentown Central Catholic 2018 defender Valerie Kline 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.
Valerie Kline Profile:
High school: Allentown Central Catholic
College Plans: “This fall I will likely be attending the College of William and Mary to pursue a degree in either molecular biology or physics with a pre-med track.”
Lax Club Team: T3 West 2018
Member, National Honor Society
High Honors Summa Cum Laude, 8 straight semesters
Class rank – 3/225
GPA – 4.16 (weighted)
AP Physics, AP Literature, AP Calculus, AP American Government
Honors Theology, Honors Biology
Viking Mentor – for ACCHS
Teacher CCD (PREP) Religious Education
Venture Crew 21
Camp Counselor for Independent Lake Camp
Part-time work at Cosi
4 Year Varsity Lacrosse Starter Defense
Highest Ground Ball Recovery
Cross Country Team Member
Swim Team Manager
What are your college/service/future goals?
Kline: “After my undergraduate studies I hope to attend medical or graduate school to pursue a career as a physician or physicians assistant. As of now I plan to specialize in either sports medicine or dermatology.”
How do you describe leadership?
Kline: “I believe a true leader is one who helps their team grow both as players and as people. A leader dedicates countless hours, both on and off the field, to others. They assist and encourage, advise and console. Their behavior and actions represent both the sport they love and the school they play for.”
How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?Balancing lacrosse, school and extracurriculars:
Kline: “For me, the key to balancing a busy schedule lies in effective time management. By prioritizing tasks in order of importance and necessity, I can focus all my attention on each individual job, one at a time. Sometimes, this entails late nights and early mornings. Yet, setting aside personal time allows for recovery and relaxation, helping me begin each day with energy to tackle school, lacrosse and extracurriculars.”
High school coaches from Philly, Delaware, South Jersey, the Lehigh Valley and Central PA 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