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#LanceroftheWeek: Freshman Avery Robertson shines on the lacrosse field

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Avery runs on the field for club team.

Avery runs on the field for club team.

courtesy of Avery Robertson

courtesy of Avery Robertson

Avery runs on the field for club team.

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor

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Class of 2021 member Avery Robertson is a student athlete who deserves to be recognized. The only freshman on varsity lacrosse, Robertson has proven herself to be an exceptional player.

Robertson has been playing lacrosse for seven years. Along with the Linganore team, she is also a part of the club team, Renegades. She originally played midfield, but now plays attack.

When she isn’t playing lacrosse, she can be found playing field hockey. During her first year playing field hockey, she got moved up to varsity half way through the season.

“I prefer lacrosse over field hockey,” said Robertson, “I’m better at it [lacrosse] and I like the competition.”

Although Robertson was the only freshman, being part of the varsity team did not phase her.

“I was only nervous when it came to the games. My team was very welcoming and nice so it was easy to adapt,” said Robertson.

Robertson was a starter for most games. She even scored one of the first goals of the first game of the season. According to her coach, Brooke Wilson, Avery had 16 goals, 11 ground balls, 7 draws, and 1 caused turn over. That puts her at the 3rd leading goal scorer for the season (behind Mary Britton, junior, with 21 goals and Adriana D’Amore, senior, with 18 goals).

Wilson said, “I was very impressed with Avery. She is an aggressive player and her passion for the game shows in everything that she does. She’s going to be a leader for us on the field throughout her time here.”

Robertson’s teammates all agree that her stick skills were outstanding and that she was an overall supportive teammate.

Teammate Shannon Coggins, who was also on varsity, said, “Even though she is a freshman, I still looked up to her as a lacrosse player and learned from her every day.”

Not only did Robertson make varsity for the school, but she also made the 2018 Frederick County Girls Lacrosse Underclass Team.

Aside from sports, Robertson has maintained her grades and currently has a 3.5 GPA. She is part of the SGA and FCA. Her favorite teacher is Ms. McCauley because she likes the way she teaches and she makes class enjoyable.

“Avery appears to be interested in science and the work that she creates she has a lot of pride in the product she makes. She is very meticulous about what she’s turning in and I see lots of potential in her,” said McCauley.

In the future, Robertson wants to play D1 in college for lacrosse. As of right now, her choices include Coastal Carolina and High Point. She wants to study sports medicine or nursing.

 

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