The women's lacrosse team celebrated their seniors prior to their final home game of the season on April 18.
Welcome to the CMS Women's Lacrosse Senior Day
Our first senior is Lucy Phillips from Scripps College and she is escorted out tonight by Professor Jim Taylor of the CMC faculty:
Lucy has played 30 games in her college career with 4 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers. Lucy always shows up to practice and games with a positive attitude and knows how to motivate each of her teammates. Whether it's her outstanding attitude or her sarcastic jokes she can always bring a smile to your face. Lucy is constantly working to be the best she can be and is willing to do the extra work to bring her game to the next level. Lucy is a coach's dream of an athlete to coach and her inspiration, effort and positive attitude will be greatly missed next year.
Our second senior is Christina Khavarian from CMC College and she is escorted out tonight by her Aunt and Uncle Janis and Ryan Deady:
Christina has played 28 games in her college career with 17 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers, 14 draw controls, and 6 goals. There is no better word than intensity to describe Christina. Whether it is a draw control or ground ball, throw Christina in a scrum and she will always come out victorious. Beyond her unrelenting ferocity, Christina is an extremely loyal friend and teammate and can always be counted on to give 110 percent. Christina strived all season for a starting position, and without due she strongly deserves the position that she holds on the field. Christina's smile and will to succeed for her team and coaches is an inspiration to all. She is an athlete that lives for CMS and will greatly be missed on and off the field and in the CMC community.
Our third senior is Allie Haynes from Scripps College and she is escorted out tonight be her parents David and Lynze Haynes.
To her peers and professors she is known as Allie but on her Lacrosse field she is known as no other then "BIG". Big, has been a dynamic starter for this program for several years and has played 59 games in her college career. She has 26 draw controls, 26 caused turnovers, 39 ground balls, 6 assists and 22 goals, not bad at all for a low defender! Big has been and continues to be an essential leader on defense. Her ability to stay calm, cool, and collected even under high pressure makes her invaluable. She may not be able to crank out 20 push-ups in a row, but she's still a brick wall on D. She always provides her teammates with constructive advice and consistently plays strong one v. one defense. Big is a strong force on our defensive unit and her knowledge of the game of lacrosse and spirit for Athena's Lacrosse is one that will be hard to replace. Big is more than just a "tall" defensive unit her heart is always brought to the field and her will and want will be sorely missed.
Jane has played 49 games in her college career with 36 draw controls, 29 caused turnovers, 47 ground balls, 6 assists and 20 goals. Jane puts lacrosse and her teammates above all else. She has a strong influence both on and off the field and is always sought out for advice. If things get tough, Jane works harder and inspires her teammates to work harder as well. Her positive attitude and work ethic are contagious. Jane leads the Athena's as a strong captain this season and also expects 100% and nothing else from her team. When you tell an athlete to leave it off the field and ask them to play through anything, Jane is that athlete. She plays no matter how much it hurts or no matter how hard her senior thesis is draining her. Jane leaves it all off the field and comes to play at every game and practice. When you see this defender get a ground ball pick up, stay clear for she is not looking to transition the ball, she is going to goal and wants to set up her attack unit for the next big win. Jane will be sorely missed as a Captain, and player!
Our final senior and captain for the evening might seem small to everyone one in the stands but like they say great things come in small packages. This final senior is Ali Ambramovitz, otherwise known as Bramo or Little to her coaches, and she escorted out this evening by her friend Dana Staley.
Bramo has played 62 games in her college career with 34 draw controls, 20 caused turnovers, 43 ground balls, 32 assists and 86 goals. What a great career and nowhere near over! Bramo's passion for the game is anything but small. This year she stepped up as a leader and always plays with fire under her feet. Bramo plays with both grace and aggression and is always there to pick a teammate up when they start to hang their head. Bramo is truly the smile and laughter of the attack and midi unit. Her inspiring motivation and laughter makes practice such a joy. She always wants to learn and move forward with her lacrosse skills, especially when it comes to thinking outside the box and increasing her shot! She truly is a great inspiration to coach. Her smile, laughter, will to win and most of all her drive up shots will be greatly missed. Bramo, even though you are leaving our program your inspiration and the love for Athena's Lax will live in all of us!
We wish the best of luck to our seniors! Go Athena's LAX!!!