Kennett High School senior Vicky Gallivan has signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vicky (sitting middle) was surrounded by her parents Edward and Glynis Gallivan, as well as by (standing from left) head coach Dale Watkins, assistant principal Jeff Thomas, and athletic director Sean Harvey.
A three-sport, four-year varsity starter, Vicky has had an outstanding athletic career to date. In addition to playing lacrosse, Vicky is also a member of Kennett High School’s field hockey and basketball teams.
Vicky’s lacrosse athletic honors include being named to the First Team Ches-Mont All-League Lacrosse team every year since her freshman year; Ches-Mont League leading scorer as a sophomore; Leading scorer since her sophomore year; and Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior. Vicky scored her 100th career goal as a sophomore, and is now entering her senior year with 182 goals. Vicky has also represented Philadelphia in the National Tournament twice, and led the Kennett Blue Demons to the PIAA District 1 playoffs for the last three years.
Vicky’s field hockey athletic honors include being named to the Second Team Ches-Month All-League Field Hockey team as a sophomore and junior, and the First Team Ches-Mont All-League Field Hockey team as a senior. Elected as team captain her senior year, Vicky led the Kennett Blue Demons to the second-round of the PIAA District 1 playoffs, and was one of the 44 players in the Philadelphia region selected to play in the Philadelphia Field Hockey Senior All-Star Game. Vicky has earned the distinguished honors of being named Team Most Valuable Player as a senior, leading the team in assists and goals, and Player of the Year as a junior.
In addition to Vicky’s impressive list of lacrosse and field hockey athletic honors, she was also named as team captain of the Kennett High School girls basketball team her senior year, where she led the team to the PIAA District 1 Playoffs.
Vicky’s athletic successes are mirrored by her academic successes. Vicky has earned the Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District Scholar-Athlete Award and is a National Merit Scholarship Commended student. Ranked in the top 5% of her class, Vicky is a National Honor Society member, AP Scholar, and has earned Distinguished Honors every semester since her freshman year. Vicky is the Sports Editor of the Yearbook Club, the Vice President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. In her free time, Vicky is a counselor at the Kennett Area Parks and Recreation Board Summer Camp.
Vicky is excited and proud to have the opportunity to play lacrosse the University of Pennsylvania, and commends its phenomenal academics and athletics programs. Vicky has been accepted into the Wharton School of Business where she will major in business.