Girls Lacrosse – Virtual Senior Day
In honor of our senior student-athletes, the North Allegheny Athletic Department presents “Virtual Senior Day” for the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team. Thanks to the outstanding effort of the North Allegheny GLAX boosters, here is a compilation of biographies and player photos for the seniors on the 2020 roster. You may click on each player’s photo to view an even larger image of her senior picture. Additionally, below is a short Senior Tribute Video and a special Good Luck Message from the rest of the GLAX team. Thank you to everyone who assisted on this project and congratulations to the Senior Class of 2020.
Honors/Awards: Four-year scholar athlete award
Post High School Plans: University of Pittsburgh Honors College (Neuroscience on a Pre-Med track)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: Bus rides to away games!
Favorite Quote: “Dream so big you get uncomfortable telling small-minded people.”
Thank You Message: “Thank you to my parents who are my number one supporter through everything! You taught me to get back up and keep trying and how to be a strong and confident person. Love you!”
Parent’s names: Sara Nasir and Omer Bajwa
Good Luck Message from Parents: My message is “Sky is the limit!”
Honors/Awards: Four-year varsity player, Captain 2020, Scholar Athlete
Post High School Plans: Thiel College playing Lacrosse and Basketball (Major Undecided)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: Trying out for the lacrosse team with my older sister Anna and playing on the team with her!
Favorite Quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”
Thank You Message: “Thank you mom and dad for supporting me throughout my four years of learning, practicing, and playing lacrosse. You both being a part of my journey motivated me to step up as a leader for others.”
Parent’s names: Rich and Julianne Barton
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Josie: To our tough nut…can’t wait to see the places you’ll go!”
Honors/Awards: Scholar Athlete Sophomore and Junior year
Post High School Plans: University of Michigan (Art & Design Major)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: My favorite memory was in sophomore year when JV beat North Hills at home in our last game of the regular season. We were expected to lose but ended with a great win. I will never forget watching Coach O. leap for joy on the sideline when the last horn blew.
Favorite Quote: “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant.
Parent’s names: Ally and Alex
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Dear Coco, we are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. Even though you had to miss out on your senior season, we know that you managed to make memories with these girls to last a lifetime. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you at the University of Michigan! Congrats Coco! We love you!”
Honors/Awards: Four-year scholar athlete, Three-year varsity player
Post High School Plans: Lafayette College (Mathematics and Economics)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: The game against Seneca Valley last year when we came back from a 6-1 deficit.
Favorite Quote: “Work hard, play hard, be nice” – Harry Styles
Thank You Message: “I just want to say thank you, Mom and Dad, for supporting me my entire life and motivating me to always finish what I started. I appreciate everything you have done for me, and everything you continue to do.”
Parent’s names: Maureen and Scott
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Alex, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments. We wish you happiness and success always. Good luck to you as you continue your education this fall at Lafayette. Love, Mom and Dad”
Honors/Awards: Three-year scholar athlete
Post High School Plans: Ohio University (Major Undecided)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: All the games of pinnie tag.
Favorite Quote: “Your only limit is your mind.”
Thank You Message: “Thank you Mom for always being my biggest fan and supporting me in everything I do every single day. Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for everything you have done for me on and off the lacrosse field and for always being someone I can count on no matter what.”
Parent’s names: Dana Kantz
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Way to go Maddie! All of your hard work, perseverance, and ‘I can do it’ attitude have paved the way for your accomplishments in life so far. I am so proud of you and blessed to have you as my daughter! You have a big heart, awesome sense of humor and the tenacity to overcome any obstacles and challenges given to you. I know you will make an impact in the world moving forward. Good luck in your new journey! Have fun at Ohio University! Love, Mom, Katie and Jack”
Honors/Awards: Four-year scholar athlete, One-year varsity letter
Post High School Plans: University of Maryland (Psychology Major)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: My favorite lacrosse memory was when we beat Seneca Valley last year and screamed songs the entire bus ride home. But I’ve made some of my best friends through lacrosse so every practice with them was so fun.
Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Thank You Message: “Thank you so much to my family for all of your support over the years. My lacrosse journey has been a bit unconventional with many ups and downs, and I could not have done it without the support of my parents, grandparents, aunts and my sister. Thank you all for coming to every game. Thank you for laughing at me to show that it’s not always that serious. But thank you for pushing me to work hard and try my best at every practice and game. I love you so much. Thank you for your unconditional support.”
Parent’s names: Amy and Pete Marsalis
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Dear Reese: While this was not the way any of us would wish your senior year to end, we could not be prouder of you. Congratulations on a successful High School Career on all levels. You have consistently turned adversity into opportunity, and we admire you for your tenacity, grace, sense of humor and selflessness. Cherish your memories of these days and use them to carry you forward. Your future is bright and we cannot be more excited for you. We will miss these days! Love, Mom, Dad & Halle.”
Honors/Awards: Four-year scholar athlete
Post High School Plans: University of Pittsburgh – Main Campus (Nursing Major)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: Freshman year, we used to play at RAW in the indoor field and we were doing relays involving backpedals. As I was backpedaling for my team, I fell on my butt with everyone’s eyes on me while I was laying on the turf in some pain. My butt did not hurt as much as my abdomen from laughing from laughing so hard.
Favorite Quote: “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
Thank You Message: “Thank you for the unconditional love and support you have given to me for as long as I remember. You guys are my biggest fans and couldn’t ask for a greater set of parents. Thank you for teaching me so much about myself and life. With the lessons I’ve learned and the advice given to me, I know you both have given me the proper tools and mindset to find success and happiness in my future.”
Parent’s names: Victor and Patricia Siclari
Good Luck Message From Parents: “May your spirit, compassion and sensitivity to others follow you from the field into your life. May you always see the good and let ‘Hope’ center you, as it does your name.”
Honors/Awards: Three-year scholar athlete award, Member of True PA 2020 Elite Team ranked 44th in the nation
Post High School Plans: Edinboro University, playing lacrosse (Biology Major)
Favorite Lacrosse Memory: Coach O putting his face in the nets surrounding where we were partner passing and scaring me. I also love getting sat on when I took a charge and the constant turf burn on my legs.
Favorite Quote: “Stick with the people who see the talent you have and help you grow as a person.”
Parent’s names: Chris and Christie Watson
Good Luck Message from Parents: “Caitlyn, we are extremely proud of all the accomplishments you have met through all the years at North Allegheny. We know your determination, hard work, dedication and passion for your studies and lacrosse will continue through the years at Edinboro University. We look forward to seeing what lies ahead for you in the next phase of your life. We know you will do us proud!”