|Secondary Positions||A, M, G|
Because I am home-schooled, I do not have a high school team due to NC state law prohibiting players to utilize the public school's extra-curricular activities. I play on travel tournament lacrosse teams in Summer and Fall, and JV games where I am allowed to get time through the Onslow Youth Lacrosse club. In late June 2015, I was hit in the head during a game. It was so hard I had blood coming out my ear canal and the trauma dr I saw for the month of July felt positive I had fractured my skull. This took me out of play for the remainder of the summer and the following Fall tournaments. I have been cleared by my neurologist at Duke finally this Spring and could not be happier to return to playing!
I am looking forward to being able to play in a highly competitive environment with other girls who are excited to be playing.
As one of the older players on our tournament team, I am often put into the role of encouraging them and demonstrating how to play in difficult situations. Off the field, it is important to show them how to be helpful to younger kids who want to learn to play, or who come up and ask questions of you. One of my favorite things to do while waiting for our next game, is to spend time with the little siblings teaching them how to throw and catch! They are so adorable, and they are such great cheerleaders when we are playing.
School is very important to me. I personally think no matter what you are doing, you should work hard, accept nothing less then your best, and continually strive to meet the highest standards and goals. I don't understand when people do not make the most of their time, and just coast through life not seizing the opportunities afforded to them. The same is true of how I approach playing lacrosse. I want to be the best player I am capable of being. I believe in playing fairly, but competitively. As a referee, I have been able to learn a different dynamic to the game, and as a player, I want to incorporate what I have learned into being a better player.
Volunteer walker for the Turtle Hospital in Surf City, NC...I love where I live, and I want to help keep it the amazing place it is for others to enjoy. We are blessed to live in a place where the sea turtles come ashore and lay their eggs, but sometimes they need help to keep them safe from predators. We also take the time to clean up debris and trash that washes up on the beach overnight, or was left by others.
Volunteer at the Onslow Library in Sneads Ferry, NC...I love to read, and I appreciate the library and all the great things they offer, and we have utilized over the years. I want to help keep things running so that other kids can get to enjoy the same activities and fun programs I did growing up.
Women's Lacrosse Official...I love refereeing the younger girls games. They are so excited to play, want to learn, and are open to hearing why it was wrong and what they need to do if I have to call them for a foul. Being able to do this also shows them they have other ways of enjoying the game and learning a different side of it.
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