Molly Loftus

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The 2012 recipient of the James M. Bach Scholar Athlete Award is Molly Loftus. Molly is currently a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, where she has been a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. She has served as the captain for both sports during her senior season.

Molly has been a member of the varsity cheerleading squad for four years and was recently voted this year’s Homecoming Queen.

Molly’s hard work and superb play has helped the volleyball team to the District playoffs in each of the last three years. She has been named to the Schuylkill League All-League First Team for the past two years, the Twin Valley Conference First Team for the past three years, and has led the Twin Valley Conference in “Spikes” and “Total Put Aways” for two consecutive years. The 2011 Volleyball season saw Loftus selected as the Schuylkill League, Division II, Player of the Year. On September 26, 2011, Molly established a new record for Most Career Kills at Lourdes Regional.

In addition to volleyball, Molly has been a member of the Lady Red Raiders basketball team throughout her years in high school. The Raiders have captured the District IV Single A Championship for 4 consecutive years, and did it this year with a big win over an undefeated Line Mountain team. This year, Molly led the Red Raiders as they captured the Knights of Columbus Championship and was the tournament MVP.

Molly also exceeds in the classroom, where she has been a member of the National Honor Society for four years. She is a Student Ambassador, a class officer and student council officer. She is a member of the Girl’s Action League, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Respect Life Club, Yearbook Committee, French Club, Pep Club, and has appeared in the school musical. She volunteers as an instructor at the annual Lourdes Cheerleading Camp and basketball camp. Molly is also a Relay for Life participant and an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish.

Molly is the daughter of Sharon and Jack Loftus of Mount Carmel and has plans to major in Physical Therapy at either The University of Scranton, Misercordia University, Lebanon Valley College, Arcadia University and Mount Aloysius College.

Categories: 2012 Hall of Fame