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- January 12, 2024
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JAMES M. BACH SCHOLAR ATHLETE
The 2014 recipient of the James M. Bach Scholar Athlete Award is Rachel Schultz. Rachael is a senior at Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional School, where she has been a member and captain of both the soccer and basketball teams. She has also been an integral member of the track and field program at Mount Carmel Area High School through the very successful cooperative sports program.
Rachel has been a mainstay for the last for years for Coach Mike Klembara’s girls basketball program, which has won four of the last 5 District IV championships. She has led the Red Raiders in scoring for the last two years. She was a recipient of the Black Diamond Award and was named to the News-Item All Area Basketball Team. Rachel ended her career just shy of the 1000 point mark with 968 points.
Rachel has also been a member of the OLOL Red Raider Soccer Team under the tutelage of Coach Jessica Trell, where she has placed herself as the leading scorer in school history with 51 career goals. She was named to the News Item All Area soccer team for 4 years.
Also among her athletic credits, Rachel is a member of the Mount Carmel Area Tornado Track and Field team for Coach Angela Farronato and Ana Ditchey. She has qualified for District competition in each of the last three seasons, medaling in the 4 x 400 in her sophomore and junior years and in the 200 M during her junior year.
Aside from athletics, Rachel is an exemplary student, maintaining honors status throughout her high school academic career. At Lourdes, she currently ranks second in her class and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Her other extracurricular activities include being class treasurer during 10th and eleventh grade, Student Ambassador, Math and Science Clubs, Respect Life and involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions.
Rachel is a member of Holy Angels Parish, where she assists with church picnics, breakfasts, and dinners, She also volunteers with the Mount Carmel Area Youth Track Camp as an instructor. She is employed by the Valley Gun and Country Club, Elysburg, where she is a scorekeeper.
She is the daughter of Thomas and Michelle Schultz of Mount Carmel. Her plans are to attend Elizabethtown College to major in accounting and to participate with the NCAA Division III Blue Jay Women’s Basketball Program.