Senior Natalie Pansini was recently named a 2020 Inter-Academic Athletic Director Award recipient, a distinction presented to multi-sport varsity senior athletes who exemplify dedication to their team and school.
These students are considered to be outstanding representatives of the Inter-Ac League in sportsmanship and leadership. Pansini and 12 other recipients were acknowledged in a special feature article and accompanying video released on Tuesday. Three of Natalie’s coaches praised her dedication, athleticism, and talent, and noted her willingness to lead by example and inspire her teammates as a team captain for soccer and lacrosse. “Natalie has demonstrated exceptional leadership and sportsmanship in all her athletic endeavors at Agnes Irwin,” remarked Lacrosse Coach Lauren Wray. “Over the years, she has demonstrated a continued devotion to making the team the best it can be, and she is a very deserving recipient of the Inter-Ac Athletic Directors Award.”
Pansini will attend Princeton University next year as a member of the lacrosse program. She was previously named All Inter-Ac three times in lacrosse and once in soccer, and earned Agnes Irwin MVP distinctions in both sports as well. Pansini was also ranked the #17 lacrosse recruit in the Class of 2020 by Inside Lacrosse Women, and was previously named a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American and a two-time recipient of the U.S. Lacrosse All-American designation.
She is one of 13 Agnes Irwin seniors who have committed to continuing their sports in college as of January. Overall, 20 percent of the Class of 2020 has verbally committed to college athletic programs.