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MC Girls Lacrosse Receives $20,000 Start-Up Grant from Bill Belichick Foundation

Malden Catholic School for Girls has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Bill Belichick Foundation for its girls lacrosse program.

One of five schools across the nation to secure the grant, Malden Catholic School for Girls will receive sticks and goggles for 24 field players and one set of goalie equipment for the Spring 2019 lacrosse season.

Principal at Malden Catholic School for Girls, Ms. Lisa Cenca, says this grant is about much more than lacrosse equipment.  “When we filled out the application, we talked about our leadership-based school and how athletics is a big part of becoming a leader in all that you do.  We require all students to be part of a team.  We know the value it brings to students off the field. 

“We feel so fortunate to have been selected as one of five schools nationally to receive this amazing grant from the Bill Belichick Foundation,” added Cenca.

The Bill Belichick Foundation, established in 2013 in memory of the late Steve Belichick, provides coaching, mentorship and financial support to individuals, communities and organizations. Focusing on football and lacrosse, its mission is to bring the values of the Belichick family – a love of sports, coaching and team building – to the athletic leaders of tomorrow.  The Bill Belichick Foundation STX Annual Equipment Grant will help launch the first-ever lacrosse program at MC School for Girls, under head coach Erin Brogan.

Brogan, who has been coaching lacrosse for six years, is a 2017 graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in physical education and a concentration in coaching. 

Brogan joins the Malden Catholic staff after coaching Marshfield High School’s junior varsity team.  She also serves as 617 City Aces Director at Aces Club Lacrosse where she plans, advertises, implements, and coaches elite girls’ lacrosse clinics, camps, and teams.

“I’m excited to get started with the inaugural girls lacrosse season at Malden Catholic.  There is nothing like being the first; I was part of an inaugural women’s lacrosse team in college and it’s something that has always stuck with me.

“I’m ready to share that feeling with the young ladies at Malden Catholic. I’ve met many of them and I am confident they are ready to learn to love the game as much as I do and to put in the work to accomplish great things both on and off the field,” said Brogan.

Malden Catholic School for Girls is excited to have such an experienced, dedicated and spirited lacrosse coach and player help get the girls lacrosse program at MC off the ground.

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