Yale Frosh Gets Breschi Scholarship
BALTIMORE, Md. – Conor Resch, a freshman defenseman on the Yale lacrosse team, has been named one of two recipients of the 2013 Michael Breschi Scholarship. Resch earned this award while attending La Salle College (Pa.) High School.
The scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the life and memory of Michael Breschi, son of the University of North Carolina's head coach, Joe Breschi. According to US Lacrosse, the letters of recommendation for Resch described him as a dependable leader and hardworking individual, among other commendable qualities.
"On behalf of my wife Julie and my four daughters (Sammy, Abby, Lucy and Emily), we are proud and honored to announce that Cameron Lynch [the other recipient] and Conor Resch are this year's winners of the Michael Breschi Scholarship," said Breschi. "I want to commend these two young student-athletes who exemplify tremendous character, integrity and work ethic both in the classroom and on the playing field. As a family, we are sincerely grateful for all the hard work that US Lacrosse and its staff does to help keep our son Michael's memory alive in the great sport of lacrosse. We wish both Cameron and Conor a wonderful college experience and a successful future."
The Michael Breschi Scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college and are the son or daughter of a coach. The parent or guardian can be either a male or female coach for high school or college, and should be a full-time employee of an educational institution. Other criteria considered include extracurricular activity, internships, community service and employment experience.
"When my father told me about the accident involving Michael Breschi, it hit me hard," said Resch. "It is difficult losing a family member and I feel honored to be selected to receive this scholarship named in his memory."
"US Lacrosse would like to extend its best wishes to Cameron, now at University of Kentucky, and Conor, at Yale University," said Ann Carpenetti, managing director of game administration at US Lacrosse. "Each year we are honored to work with Coach Breschi and his family in awarding this scholarship to exemplary student-athletes who are leaders on and off the field."
Resch is the son of a pair of former Yale athletes in the class of 1985, Anthony and Mary Resch. Anthony was a two-time Bulldog All-American defenseman who became a National Lacrosse League Hall of Famer and a MLL coach. He has coached U.S. National Teams and helped the 1990 team win gold at the World Championships. Mary is a former Eli basketball captain, while another son, Patrick, plays lacrosse at Dartmouth.
In addition, Anthony's brother, Hank '75, also played lacrosse at Yale.