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Lady Outlaws lacrosse honors seniors

Sisters girls lacrosse squad fell 16-19 to Summit on Thursday, May 20, in their final game of the season.

Teams kept the score close and at the half the score was tied 10-10. The Storm outshot the Outlaws 9-6 in the second half and recorded the win.

Several players scored multiple goals for the Outlaws. Mary Root led the scoring effort with five, Pearl Gregg knocked in four, and Reese Harrell and Emma Lutz each pitched in three. Tatum Cramer also scored a goal for the team.

Anya Shockley had multiple saves in goal.

The team honored their seniors Root, Gregg, and sisters Sydney and Skylar Wilkins. Coach Julia Boris was full of accolades for all four girls.

Root has been a strong and talented player all four years of her lacrosse career. Next year she will attend the United States Naval Academy and plans on majoring in political science.

Boris said, “As a midfielder, Mary is super versatile and can be trusted in any position to direct and support her teammates. Her leadership also shows in her intensity during both practices and games, as well as her ability to win draws and control the ball movement all throughout the field. It has been a pleasure to see her grow from someone who was eager to improve her skills and gain experience into someone who is a well-rounded athlete with an incomparable work ethic.”

Gregg was one of the Lady Outlaws’ top scorers, and according to Boris, one of the most reliable players on the team. She plans to study fire science and paramedicine at COCC in the fall.

“While Pearl is most comfortable on attack, her versatility became highly valued as she played midfield, too, this year,” said Boris. “Not only does Pearl display natural leadership by example, but her ferocity and willingness to be a team player also continues to inspire the rest of the girls. And she has excellent shot accuracy, field awareness, and ball control. Her contributions to the team have deemed her an irreplaceable player, and she will be missed greatly after her four years of dedication to our lacrosse team.”

Skylar Wilkins was not able to play on the field this year due to an injury, but she was dedicated and committed to the team, and helped keep the stats. Skylar plans to attend Dartmouth University and then go to medical school.

“Skylar has always been a hardworking, passionate, and determined athlete,” said Boris. “Her dedication to the team and the sport has been invaluable. She was an incredible midfielder and attacker who always created space to make things happen and never failed to bring her competitive edge. Additionally, her work ethic, stick skills, and field awareness made her a natural leader on the team. While we’re sad she couldn’t join us on the field this year, we are grateful for her three years of commitment to the team.”

Sydney Wilkins is a junior, but is graduating early so she was honored as well. Sydney has played on varsity for the past three years and will leave a huge defensive hole for the Outlaws to fill. Next year, Sydney will be a part of the International Baccalaureate program at the United World College in Wales and then hopes to study philosophy at a four-year college.

“Sydney is a strong, skilled, and an overall amazing player on our team,” said Boris. “Her continual enthusiasm to play and to win has also inspired the younger players on our team, especially when she stepped up to guide the incoming defenders this year. She has been dependable, coachable, and leads with a positive attitude that always raises the team’s spirits. Although she is a natural defender, her stick skills and persistent tenacity make her a talented midfielder as well.”

 

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