In My Own Words: The challenge of varsity girls lacrosse tryouts

In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Kelliann Drummond talks about trying out for the Girls Lacrosse team as a freshman. 

I have been playing lacrosse for a very long time. I am a freshman at Lampeter-Strasburg High School and going into my seventh year of lacrosse. I am very dedicated to this sport and I really enjoy playing it.

I was excited going into my first tryouts, but I was also very anxious. I didn’t know what to expect. I am very familiar with the coach because I take lessons with her in the off season.

The very first day of tryouts was very nerve racking. We started out by doing nine 100 meter sprints up and down the field. That was extremely exhausting, but I didn’t back down. Next, we did shuttles and ended with some shooting drills.

The second day of tryouts consisted of more sprints and 3v2 scrimmages. This day wasn’t as tiring as the first, and I was feeling a lot more comfortable with tryouts.

On the final day, we were stuck inside, so we didn’t have many options on what to do. We started with some footwork and then after that split into two groups. One group went down to the weight room and did some weight training. Once both groups were finished we switched. In the next station, there were shuttles and scrimmages.

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Later that night, I kept on refreshing my email just waiting to see the roster. At 10:14 pm, the results were up, and I jumped out of my bed with excitement because I had made varsity as a freshman. I was extremely happy.

In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

--By Kelliann Drummond, LS News reporter
Images and videos courtesy of @lslacrossegirls

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