TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 12/7/20 – From Press Release
US Lacrosse announced Courtney Medwin of Coral Springs, Florida and Jacqueline Wolford of Columbus, Ohio as the recipients of 2020 Michael Breschi Scholarships.
Established in 2007 to honor the life and memory of Michael Breschi, son of University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Breschi, the scholarships are awarded annually to two high school seniors who plan to attend college and are the son or daughter of a coach who serves as a full-time employee of an educational institution.
Criteria considered include academic qualifications, extracurricular activities, internships, community service, and employment experience. US Lacrosse administers the scholarships, with winners selected annually by the Breschi family.
Medwin is a graduate of American Heritage School, where she was a four-year member of the lacrosse team and served as team captain as a senior. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and an active leader in multiple school clubs and organizations. She is now enrolled at West Chester (Pa.) University.
“Courtney truly embodies what this scholarship stands for,” said Chad Moore, director of lacrosse at AHS. “She is a model student in the classroom, and she is a leader on the field, so much that she has helped the younger and newer players when she was on injured reserve. She has also been a leader in her extracurricular activities at school. Courtney is a strong young woman who holds her head high, even in the face of adversities.”
Wolford graduated from Worthington Kilbourne High School, where she was a three-sport athlete as well as a member of the National Honor Society. She finished her lacrosse career as the school’s all-time assists leader. As a senior, she was team captain for volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse, and one of just two students in the Class of 2020 to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. She is attending Kent State University.
“Jackie is one of the most pleasant and enthusiastic students I have had,” said Lisa Mullen, a member of the school faculty. “Her smile, positive attitude, and dedication to learning makes her a natural leader in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. She is an exceptionally honest and responsible young woman, and she is a student who challenges herself. I could always count on her to be a role model in the classroom.”
Breschi says his family was overwhelmed by the caliber of this year’s collective applicant pool.
“What an outstanding group of applicants for Michael’s scholarship this year,” he said. “It was the largest group we’ve ever had, with some extraordinary individuals who will help shape the future of our great country. After reviewing the many exceptional applicants with my family, we are humbled and honored to select Courtney and Jacqueline, who stood out as two amazing individuals and terrific students who exemplify a tremendous work ethic. Their combination of community service and passion for the game of lacrosse will help carry them as they enter their respective universities. We extend our best wishes to both Courtney and Jacqueline.
“I’d like to thank US Lacrosse and the Scholarship Committee, along with coordinator Elizabeth Piper, for their continued support of the Michael Breschi Scholarship Program and for helping all of us to keep Mike’s legacy and memory alive through the game of lacrosse.”
“US Lacrosse is honored to work with Coach Breschi and his family in awarding this scholarship to exemplary student-athletes,” said Ann Kitt Carpenetti, vice president of lacrosse operations at US Lacrosse. “This year’s winners are to be congratulated for standing out amongst an exceptionally strong pool of applicants. US Lacrosse would like to wish our best to these two outstanding scholarship winners.”