Monday, April 30, 2018

WOW! What An Astounding Achievement!

On April 23rd, Pope John Paul II High School (PJP) senior, Monica Rapchinski recorded her 300th career goal as a women’s lacrosse player. She currently hold the record for career goals at PJP and stands at the top of her class academically. In her four years at PJP, she has shown outstanding commitment to her athletics as a three sport varsity player and to her academics, as she holds a 4.0 GPA. Monica will be attending Tufts University in the fall as a Biology major and as a lacrosse player.

"Monica is an exceptional example of what our student body represents. We are so very proud to have a student-athlete of her caliber to reach this unprecedented milestone,” says President Bozzone of PJP.

Since her freshman year, Monica has been an impressive standout on the lacrosse field. She is one of twenty-four student athletes at PJP that have committed to sports at the collegiate level, and is one of four talented seniors on the team.

“We are so lucky to have four incredible seniors this year that continue to break records. Monica Rapchinski just scored her 300th goal, which is simply amazing! Grace Cobaugh dominates the midfield and recently scored her 100th career goal. Julia Latoff keeps our team organized and acts as a ‘point guard’. Charlotte Williamson is the most experienced goalkeeper in the league with over 650 career saves,” says head coach Maureen Burger.
Notes: The mission of Pope John Paul II High School is to provide a Christ-centered educational environment in the Roman Catholic tradition that promotes academic excellence, nurtures faith development and fosters leadership among its students.

The PJP lacrosse team is coached by head coach, Maureen Burger and they currently hold an 8-4 record. The team will continue their season into the month of May with four more regular season games. For more information, please visit Pictures of Monica and her teammates are attached.

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