By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/3/17
Agnes Irwin School (PA) 2019 attack Cc de Guzman Senyk has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.
Cecilia (Cc) de Guzman Senyk profile:
High School: The Agnes Irwin School, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
College Committed to: (Verbally committed 12/8/16) Colgate University
Club affiliation: Ultimate
Lacrosse/Sports Honors: Inter-Ac Champions (2016), Ultimate U-15 Elite USL Nationals Team (2016), AAU Basketball MidAtlantic Champions and U.S. Junior Nationals Nike National Championship Basketball Final 4 (2015), Cross Country (2015-16), PA Girls’ Lacrosse Association East Champions (2014)
Academic Honors: Highest Honors at Agnes Irwin (3.95 GPA), 99th percentile on PSAT, Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Speak-Up Leadership Team, Center for the Advancement of Girls Council, National French Exam Honorable Mention, Philippines Lacrosse Association volunteer coach to help develop the women’s game in the Philippines, FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools), MidAtlantic AAU All-Academic
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you choose the school? “When I visited Colgate, I fell in love with it. The campus is beautiful and it has the blend of academics and athletics I was searching for. The coaches and players are so close; it embodies everything I love about being part of the lacrosse community and family! I am also impressed by the passionate loyalty expressed by the alumni and students. GO ‘GATE!”
HS team’s outlook for 2017 season? “We have a very strong and focused team, this year. We have worked really hard together and have high expectations for ourselves.”
Thank You: To my parents: “Thank you for always supporting me in pursuing my passions, for your unwavering love and belief in me, for teaching me that success is a process, to enjoy the journey, and to trust in God. Dad, thanks for teaching me the game and for being my constant catching, shooting, and wall ball partner. Mom, thank you for keeping stats for my team and becoming a PIAA lacrosse official to learn the rules! Thank you to Louis for always being there for me and being the best little brother, ever. To my family, grandparents Alex and Lourdes de Guzman, Catherine Senyk, Uncle Scott and Aunt Diane Wright, thank you for your endless support and prayers.”
“To all of my coaches, I thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“To my Ultimate Coach DJ (Michele DeJuliis): You are such an inspiration and role model to me! Thank you for believing in me and teaching me that I can achieve any goal that I set for myself. Thank you for guiding me through the recruiting process.
“To my Agnes Irwin coach, Coach Duck (Jen Duckenfield): Thank you for always challenging me, for always advocating for me, and for constantly helping me to take my game to the next level. You told me in the 6th grade that I would play D1 lacrosse, one day! You have been a constant source of strength for me, especially during this recruiting process. I would also like to thank my Agnes Irwin and Ultimate Coach, Jen Raech , as well as my other Ultimate coaches, Alex Duckenfield, Maggie Forker, Lindsey Colferai, and Tracy Zimmer.”
“A special thank you to Colgate head coach Heather Young, and her assistant coaches Katie Rhodes and Jess Fugate, for recognizing the player and competitor that I am, today and my potential in the future. I am grateful for the opportunity to play the sport I love at such a great university!”
“I would especially like to remember Deb Andress (Bulldogs Lacrosse), who encouraged and coached me, since I was in the 4th grade until her passing in 2014. To my Doylestown Elite AAU basketball coach of 4 years, Larry Thierolf: Thank you for teaching me to compete under pressure, as well as the importance of hard work and character in sports and in life. Thank you basketball coaches Chris Burke and Todd Brodie, dance instructor Debra Sparks, Bulldogs coaches Kerry Dietzel and Lois Ueland, as well as speed coach Adarrel Fisher.”
“I thank all of my teammates, past and present, for making me a better player and person. Go Irwins! Ultimate, you know! D-town Elite on 3!”
“Most importantly, I thank God for surrounding me with such loving people and blessing me with amazing opportunities.”
Other schools considered: William & Mary, Duke, Georgetown, Brown
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