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Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Agnes Irwin 2022 MF/DEF Heinerichs

Tuesday, 17th May 2022

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Pansini Law Group Honor Roll  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/17/22

Agnes Irwin 2022 midfield/defender Jackie Heinerichs has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Jackie Heinerichs

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

Jackie Heinerichs Profile:

High School: Agnes Irwin
Grad Year: 2022
Position: Midfield/defense
Club Team: Ultimate

College signed with: Drexel University

Academic Honors:
Inducted into the Cum Laude Society senior year at Agnes Irwin (top 20% of class)
Finished at Haverford High top 2% of the class, 5.047 weighted GPA (97- 100% average) junior year
Distinguished Honor Roll all 3 years at Haverford
All AP (AP Calc AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology) and Honors classes throughout high school
National Honors Society at Haverford junior year
Member of the gifted learning program at Haverford from 3rd to 11th grade

Community Service:
Took part in the Food Insecurity Service Special Studies Program at Agnes Irwin
Planned a HEADstrong fundraiser lacrosse game at Agnes Irwin
Youth PAGLA lacrosse ref
Youth Haverford Soccer ref
Haverford REC field hockey ref
Mission 5&2 Basketball volunteer
Haverford Basketball Summer Camp volunteer
Best Buddies Peer Buddy and chapter officer from 7th to 11th grade at Haverford

Athletic Honors:
3 sport varsity athlete playing field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse
Selected as a “player to watch” by Philly Lacrosse for varsity lacrosse freshman, sophomore, and junior year
2022 Voted team captain of Agnes Irwin Varsity Basketball team (senior year)
2021 Haverford Varsity Lacrosse Overall MVP Award (junior year)
2021 Haverford Varsity Lacrosse Tort Award (freshman and junior year)
2021 All-Delco Honorable Mention for lacrosse
2021 PASLA All-Academic Team for lacrosse
2021 All-Central League Second Team for lacrosse
2021 Listed under Philly Lacrosse Girls High School Lead Scorers

How do you define leadership: “Playing a sport with leadership means playing for something bigger than yourself, and doing the little things right when no one is watching. Growing up as an athlete, I learned that leadership was the most important quality to possess as a teammate. It is the type of positive attitude that you can’t really teach, and the ability to guide a team by example. A leader doesn’t always have to be the one with the best skills, but instead the person who works the hardest to build everyone up and make everyone better. On the field, or on the court, my goal is to be the reminder that we’ll be able to accomplish anything when we work together.”

How do you balance academics, service, and athletics? “I think that as hard as it might be to manage my time as a student-athlete, I prioritize the things that matter the most to me. Since the pandemic, I value every day that I get to spend on the field, in the classroom, or working hands-on with others. Being busy at such a young age can be tiring for sure, but I think the balance comes naturally because being a student-athlete is what makes me, me. Late nights of homework, lifts at the gym, and practicing on my own all end up paying off. My love for learning, not only in the game of lacrosse but also in the real world, is what keeps me going.”

What are your future goals?  “At Drexel, I’ll be majoring in film and television. I fell in love with the way the lacrosse program is comprised of a group of driven girls that really never give up. I think it will be a place I feel at home, but also a place I can find myself. I hope to find my niche in either film or the business side of the industry. Partaking in service and athletics as a high school student has taught me how to work with others, and also how to use my voice. I love the way that films can touch others, and I’m hoping in some way I have a career that will be inspiring for other hard-working girls just like me.” 

High school coaches from the 5-county area, 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 golax@phillylacrosse.com



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