Grace Brennan

Grace Brennan

Graduation Year

2019

Position

Defense

High School

Garnet Valley High School

College

American University (DI)

Why did you pick this college?

“I chose AU because of the strong academics as well as a great lacrosse program. I felt at home the minute I stepped on campus and Coach Wallace and her coaching staff as well as the team made me feel like family. I couldn’t be happier with my decision!”

What advice would you give to younger Blast players beginning the recruiting process?

“My advice to younger blast players is to chase your dreams and never give up. Hard work and dedication will pay off. I wish all of my fellow blasters the absolute best of luck.”

What’s your favorite part of playing for Blast?

“My teammates are beyond great! We all want the best for one another and fight for each other. Our coaching staff, especially Josie, is exceptional.”

What other colleges were you considering?

Drexel University, Lafayette College, College of William & Mary and Fairfield University

Achievements, other sports or activities, etc

D1 Showcase, Maximum Exposure All-Star team, Southern Showcase; Honor roll, Class Officer, Interact Officer, Student Council, French Club, Presidential Gold Service Award, GV Ambassador Award, and Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership recipient (HOBY).

Additional Comments

“I would like to give special thanks to my lacrosse coaches, Coach Purvis, Coach Cini, Coach McNeal Julia Mcgrath, Coley Ricci, Mr. McLaughlin, Mrs. Kingsborough and Coach Hagan.

My Philly Blast and Garnet Valley teammates, thank you for all of your support and friendship. I love playing with each and every one of you. I also want to thank all of your parents for always cheering on the side lines.

Josie Ferri, my Philly Blast coach and mentor, thank you for believing in me and pushing me to be the best player I can be on and off the field. You are truly an inspiration and I could never have gotten to where I am without your endless support throughout the recruiting process.

Coach Wallace, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play for you and become an AU Eagle. I plan to make you proud.

To my sister and best friend. Thank you for always being there for me and being at my side since day one. I can’t wait to be at American with you! Most importantly, to my parents, thank you for being my number one fans and teaching me to be a good person before anything else. You have instilled in me the work ethic to be the best I can be and to never give up and to always reach for the stars. Thank you for supporting me on and off the field. I would be proud to be half the person you two are some day. I am the luckiest girl to call you my parents!”

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