Seniors set to take on different role in college sports
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14
Senior athletes are spread around the Brophy campus and with graduation approaching their high school sport days are numbered.
Some seniors like Brock Ghelfi ’12 and Mack Regan ’12 said they are planning to play lacrosse for the college they attend in fall.
“I am planning on trying out for the Marquette lacrosse team next year,” Regan said in an email. “I love the sport and I love the camaraderie that lacrosse creates.”
Ghelfi plans to go to Bucknell College because of the lacrosse program.
“I was looking for the school with the best possible combination of academics and athletics,” Ghelfi said in an email. “Bucknell has an exceptional lacrosse program and it is a good school.”
But Regan said he does not want to go to Marquette just because of lacrosse.
“The brotherhood that I feel at Brophy is something that I want in my college,” Regan said. “So, the combination between school spirit and the school being Jesuit, I feel, will create that brotherhood.”
The preparation that Brophy gave to the students for college is going to be helpful as well, Ghelfi said.
“I think one of the best things about Brophy is that the school teaches you how to be multidimensional,” Ghelfi said. “Every student is not only a full time student, but a large majority often have sports, clubs and other commitments that they have to balance with their commitment to their academics.”
Other preparation Brophy has given students is valuable time management skills, Regan said.
“Brophy has taught me valuable time management skills that I don’t think I could’ve gotten anywhere else due to the large amount of work that I had to balance with my sport,” Regan said.