By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/7/19
Bishop Shanahan 2020 midfield/attack/draw specialist Monica Manley has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Coastal Carolina University.
Monica Manley profile:
High school: Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown PA
Grad year: 2020
Positions: Midfield/ Attack/ Draw Specialist
College committed to: Coastal Carolina University
Club team: PA Express 2020 Orange
Lacrosse honors: Helping Shanahan to second round of Districts in 2018; as a freshman helping the team to the District championship and State semi-finals; Second team all Ches-Mont Sophomore year and Junior year as the only underclassman; All Area Junior year and Honorable Mention freshman year; UA All America Uncommitted Academy 8th grade; Philly National Tournament Team 2 Sophomore year.
Academic honors: Enrolled in honors and AP classes Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year; Receiving either First or Second Honors for 3 years; Maintaining a 4.6/5.0 GPA; Honor Roll; participated in many after-school clubs such as Respect Life and Community Service Core
Expected major: Nursing/Biology
Why did you choose Coastal Carolina? “Coastal Carolina provides for me my major, an amazing outgoing team, a beautiful campus, and a great atmosphere. The coaching staff made my family and I feel very comfortable, and they were very generous.”
HS team’s 2019 outlook: “Thanks to our Coach Kacy Small, we are willing to fight and win, hopefully traveling to States. Our Coach gives us the strength we need to grow.”
Thank You: “I would love to thank my family, as a whole, for pushing me through the injuries I endured and for believing in me, especially my dad who taught me the game; my travel coach, Jen Fanelli, for introducing me to Coastal; Coach Kacy for reaching out and putting in a good word; and for my family friend, Anna McNevin, for her dedication to my success. Also to my whole travel and high school team, for the bond we all share.”
Other schools considered: William and Mary, UMBC , Bucknell, Harvard, Drexel
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