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Pansini Law Group Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Pennridge 2018 FO Matkowski

Monday, 9th April 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Pansini Law Group Honor Roll  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/9/18

Pennridge 2018 goalie P.J. Matkowski has been named the Pansini Law Group Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the first award winner of the season.

The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.

P.J. Matkowski Profile:

P.J. Matkowski

School: Pennridge

Year: 2018

Position: faceoff specialist

Immediate plans: Enlisting in the Marine Corps

Lax club team: Phillie Elite

Extracurricular Activities: Freshman basketball, lacrosse, and National Honor Society.

Community/Service Organizations and projects: Volunteered and donated to a local ASPCA-type organization.

Athletic honors: Unsung hero (freshman year), defensive player of the year (sophomore year), Unsung Hero and Honorable Mention All-Suburban One (junior year).

What are your college/service/future goals?
“My future goals are to become a United States Marine, and then graduate college with a degree in science.”

How do you describe leadership?
“Leadership to me doesn’t necessarily mean leading by words, but more by actions, and I think it takes a strong will to be a good leader. Also, I believe a leader is born with the ability; it is not something you can teach.”

How do you balance lacrosse, school, and extracurriculars?
“I balance school, lacrosse, and the gym by keeping a schedule and not procrastinating. I try to work my hardest in everything I do, and don’t give up.”

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



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