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Shanahan’s Weir, Parke headed to Division I level

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com

Bishop Shanahan 2020 defender/midfielder Tara Weir has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Saint Francis University.

Tara Weir profile

Tara Weir (Photo courtesy of Dave Crossett Photography)

High school Bishop Shanahan

Grad year: 2020

Position: DEF/MF

College committed to: Saint Francis University

Club team: Ultimate Lacrosse

Lacrosse honors: 4 Year Varsity Lacrosse and Multiple Sports

Academic honors: Honors Student

Expected major: Undecided

Why did you choose Saint Francis? “Saint Francis University has a great community with a strong family feel and the academics are excellent. The coaches, Kara Concheck and Katherine Athens, are extremely positive and welcoming. They are building something at SFU and I want to be a part of it. I watched the team practice and I could see they are a close group and fully support each other athletically and academically.”

HS team’s 2019 outlook: “We have strong Junior and Senior classes with some younger players ready to contribute. Our coach, Kacy Small, is a great leader and has us ready to make a run at the Ches-Mont and further!”

Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for all they do to support me; to my coaches at Ultimate LAX, Siena Childs and DJ, and also to Coach Kacy Small at Bishop Shanahan, thank you for your help, guidance and support. To those who encouraged and exposed me to lacrosse early on thank you: Tara Brown, Steve Manley.”

Bishop Shanahan 2020 defender Madison Parke has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Bucknell University

Madison Parke profile

Madison Parke

High school: Bishop Shanahan

Grad year: 2020

Position: Defender

College committed to: Bucknell University

Club team: PA Express Orange 2020

Lacrosse honors: Under Armour Philly Command Team, 2017; Under Armour Uncommitted Team, 2018; Varsity Starter for 2 years

Academic honors: First Honors Freshman and Sophomore Years; 4.9 GPA

Expected major: Business

Why did you choose Bucknell? “It’s great academically and has a great lacrosse team culture.”

HS team’s 2019 outlook: “Win States!”

Thank You: “My parents, Coach Jen Fanelli, Coach Nate Greiner, Coach Kacy Small, all my teammates.”

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