6 Student-Athletes Recognized in Senior Student-Athlete Commitment Celebration

Surrounded by teachers, coaches, teammates, family and friends, six Agnes Irwin seniors were celebrated on Thursday, January 10 for committing to play their chosen sports at Division I and Division III colleges and universities next year.

The six student-athletes are:

  • Lauren Avery, Syracuse University, lacrosse
  • Grace Bartosh, Harvard University, lacrosse
  • Emily Coyne, University of Pennsylvania, lacrosse
  • Caroline Glaser, Bowdoin College, squash
  • Lauren Rader, Bucknell University, lacrosse
  • Isabella Schneider, Tufts University, squash

“Each of these students are accomplished in the classroom and on the field or pool, and serve as role models of commitment, hard work, and determination,” said Agnes Irwin Athletic Director Courtney Lubbe. “You have worked countless hours on your sport and your studies, and today, we celebrate your commitment to continue being a student-athlete at the next level. Congratulations to each of you — we are proud to have you represent Agnes Irwin and our entire community as student-athletes.”

Lauren Avery will play lacrosse for Syracuse University next year. An accomplished student-athlete, Avery will play goalkeeper for the Orange. As a goalkeeper, Avery was selected to the Under Armour All America Games, and as a student, Avery has won the Agnes Irwin Chicago Book Prize, the Martha Goppelt English Prize and has had artwork showcased at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team, Avery has contributed to helping the team win the PAISAA State Championship in 2015, 2017 and 2018, and the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Grace Bartosh has committed to play lacrosse at Harvard University next year. The epitome of student-athlete, has achieved high honors in each semester of high school and has been recognized with the Rensselaer Mathematics and Science Medal Award, while also being a valuable contributor on the defense in both lacrosse and soccer. As a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team, Bartosh has contributed to helping the team win the PAISAA State Championship in 2017 and 2018, and the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2016 and 2018.

Emily Coyne has committed to play lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania next year. A member of the Varsity squad at Agnes Irwin since 8th grade, Coyne is a quick and tenacious athlete. She has been awarded the Carter Mannion Award for athletic ability, leadership and enthusiasm for sports and was also name Main Line Athlete of the Week Honors for lacrosse last spring. As a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team, Coyne has contributed to helping the team win the PAISAA State Championship in 2015, 2017 and 2018, and the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Caroline Glaser will play squash at Bowdoin College next year. A seasoned competitor and compassionate leader, Glaser was recognized as 2nd Team All Inter-Ac in 2018, and also received the prestigious Merion Cricket Club President’s Award. Glaser has served on Agnes Irwin Student Government since her freshman year, and has received the The Lucy M. Knauer Modern Language Prize, The Martha Goppelt Award for English, and the Williams College Book Award. She was recognized by US Squash as a Scholar Athlete in 2016, 2017 and 2018. A four year member of the Agnes Irwin Varsity Squash team, Glaser helped the team capture the #2 national ranking last year.

Lauren Rader has committed to play lacrosse at Bucknell University next year. A positive and resilient leader on the defense for Agnes Irwin, Rader is also an accomplished ice hockey player, and is currently the leading scorer for Radnor Girls Varsity Ice Hockey. As a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team, Rader has contributed to helping the team win the PAISAA State Championship in 2017 and 2018, and the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2016 and 2018.

Isabella Schneider has committed to play squash at Tufts University next year. Schneider’s academic accomplishments include Dean’s List recognition, and achieving high honors all four years of high school. She was named 2nd Team All Inter-Ac in 2018, and was named Merion Cricket Club’s Most Improved Player. A five year member of the Agnes Irwin Varsity Squash team, Schneider helped the team climb from a 31st national ranking to a 2nd place national ranking, and has consistently ranked in the top 30 players in the country in her age group.

These six athletes are among 10 Agnes Irwin seniors who have verbally committed to continuing their sports in college, as of January 10. The students are:

  • Maddie Aguirre, University of Wisconsin, swimming
  • Lauren Avery, Syracuse University, lacrosse
  • Grace Bartosh, Harvard University, lacrosse
  • Emma Bonner, Boston College, crew
  • Emily Coyne, University of Pennsylvania, lacrosse
  • Caroline Glaser, Bowdoin College, squash
  • Lauren Rader, Bucknell University, lacrosse
  • Isabella Schneider, Tufts University, squash
  • Cecilia Senyk, Colgate University, lacrosse
  • Emily Wills, Loyola University Maryland, lacrosse

Altogether, 14 percent of the Class of 2019 has verbally committed to college athletic programs.

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