On May 9, 2007 a commitment reception was held for the five girls at Quakertown Community High School who will continue to participate in sports at the college level.These talented athletes were dedicated and exhibited good sportsmanship throughout their high school careers.

Sam Lynam, the two guard and MVP of Quakertown's 2006 Christmas Tournament, will be playing basketball for Wilkes University. Sam has played for nine years, and was captain of the girls varsity basketball team. Head coach, Greg Swavely and assistants Holly Liebl and Jim Maiorino, are all very proud of Sam and her accomplishments.

"I'm very happy for Sam. I think Wilkes is a good fit for her and that she will do very well," said Coach Swavely.

The other four college bound athletes have shown excellence in field hockey.

Madison Schoch, left back, and Julia Rush, center mid, will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall. Both girls have played field hockey for the past six years.

Shannon Mulhern, a four year field hockey player, plays center mid, and will be attending Cabrini College.

Vanessa Landis, a seven year midfield player, will go on to continue her career at Eastern Mennonite College.

Mulhern and Landis were also members of the varsity basketball team.

Coach Amanda Davoli is excited for her girls as they move onto the next phase of their lives.

"I know they will be great," she said.

Most importantly, these girls were team players, respectful of all of what the coaches have asked of them.

It is no surprise for anyone who has watched these fine athletes perform, that they have been presented with the opportunity to play at their respective colleges.

They the made have

Quakertown Community proud.

Rosalie Napoli is a sophomore at QCHS. She can be reached at tfp@berksmontnews.com

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