For the Little Laxers (1st -2nd grade), it’s a toss-up between their coaches: Varsity Girls Lacrosse players Annie Kilpatrick '19 and Kearston Dixon '21. The Elementary girls’ lacrosse program chooses two Varsity lacrosse players to coach the young team. By the end of the season, both athletes had helped coaches produce compassionate athletes ready for the next level, both on and off the field.
“It was my goal to not only teach these girls lacrosse, but to help them grow in confidence and friendships with each other,” Kearston said. “I wanted to help form a place where they could be silly, work hard, and start to learn how to represent girls sports on campus.”
Forming a cohesive team is built upon more than talent. The foundation is in the team’s attitude and trust amongst one another. As the Little Laxers age up, their love for their mentors and the sport stay with them.
Yet their season came to a bittersweet ending when they had to say goodbye to Annie. “Throughout the season of us playing and coaching together, Annie has become one of my best friends. I’m just as upset about her graduating as the girls are,” Kearston said.” We feel like we’re losing a member of this little family we created.”