By Brody Patmore
Senior Peyton Shima is gearing up for her last season as a lady lion lacrosse player and hopes it’s a special one.
The standout athlete averaged 3.2 goals and 1.3 assists per game last year. “My brother started playing when he was in second grade and I was jealous,” she said. “He inspired me.”
By Shawn Gunarich
Senior Alyssa Adams, in her second year of Red Lion lacrosse, commits to becoming a Cincinnati Bearcat in the fall season.
This lax player is nothing but a D1 prospect. Not only did Adams score roughly 70 goals last season, she won about 80 draw controls giving weight to the name draw control specialist.
Adams looks back on the previous season highlighting their victory over West York, which had been the first time Red Lion Girls defeated the notorious Bulldogs in a rainstorm blowout 14-8.
By Gabriella Young
Finishing 7-4 in league play and fourth place overall in York-Adams Division 1 last year, Red Lion’s girls lacrosse team is preparing to lead the rankings this year.
With six returning seniors, they intend to go out with a bang. Senior and University of Cincinnati commit Alyssa Adams has big plans for the team this year.
“With the work ethic we have, I definitely can see us winning the County Championship,” Adams said.
By Larissa Joines
During the 2016 spring sports season the girls lacrosse team will undergo a series of competition throughout their season, according to their coach, Samantha Phipps, who is new this year.
Coach Phipps comes from a background of disciplined and well respected programs. She intends to insert that into her coaching style and build this team to that.
Minus the loss of one teammate, Kasey Lewis who played attack, all previous starters will return to the 2016 roster.
“I think that we are pretty strong and I am really excited,” sophomore Peyton Shima said. “We are going to do a lot better than people are expecting.”
The team feels confident that this year will be a very successful year.
By Taylor Bosley
Each year the Red Lions girls lacrosse team picks new captains. This year the three girls chosen, which are picked by leadership ability and skill according to Coach Steve Unger, were senior Kasey Lewis and juniors Jenna Godfrey, and Emily Robbins.
As captains, the girls have various responsibilities.
“Captains responsibilities include, leading the team in pregame and warm up drills,” head coach Steve Unger said.
Senior captain Kasey Lewis views her role as captains as a multi responsibility duty.
“As a captain my leadership is to get my team focused and mind set for the game,” Lewis said. “To tell my teammates that we will win, play strong and never give up and play hard until the last buzzer goes off.”
Along with assuring her coach, Lewis is set on being a good role model for her other team members.
“My responsibilities are to assist my coach with anything he needs, I watch out for my teammates,” said Lewis, “I make sure I am a good role model to the underclassman and I make sure I come to every practice ready to play and I am fully dedicated to this sport.”
Coach Unger views the captain position as also a position to encourage.
“Captains are also there to encourage the team to do their best,” Coach Unger said.
Lewis has various other likes about being a captain of the lacrosse team. From being in a position to motivate and someone to for other players to fall back on, being a captain is something she enjoys.
“I also try hard to be a loyal friend as well as a strong leader for my team,” Lewis said.
Since this is Lewis’s last year on the team there are aspects of the game that she hopes to pass down to the underclassmen. She hopes the girls hold responsibility for their actions and for them to be a “strong and respectful role model.”
Lewis also said she wants them to “never give up, always believe in yourself and always strive for greatness, always give 100% on and off of the field because you’ll get out of it what you put in.”
Lewis had one last piece of advice for the underclassmen.
“Have faith in yourself and play every game like it’s your last,” Lewis said.
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