Girls Varsity Lacrosse · Celebrating Spring Sport Seniors- Women’s Lacrosse


The spring of 2020 will go down in the history books.  As coronavirus has changed life for everyone it had a particularly notable impact on spring sport athletes, with seniors suffering the loss of their final season of high school sports.  Many have represented Eastern HS exceptionally well over their careers as students and athletes.

Here is a thank you and celebration of our Eastern Spring Sport Seniors!

Women’s Lacrosse

 

Name: Alera Cornett

Sport: W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: Gardner Webb University

Alera has committed to play lacrosse at Garner Webb

Favorite memory at Eastern: Goal cellys!!!!!!

Favorite Quote:  Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen

How did you start in your sport?  My babysitter played and I never knew the sport existed before I met her. Ever since then it’s become my life.

Thank you’s: I want to thank my mom because she said “Alera you just go play and I’ll handle the emails, highlight videos, game film…” She set aside her own work to put me as a priority in reaching my goals and even when she was tired she would stay up all hours of the night while I went to bed. Every time I saw her she would be surrounded by papers such as email templates for emailing coaches, notes with so much writing all over them you could barely read it and like 5 computers in front of her at the same time hahaha. She went out and practiced with me, giving me critiques along the way but also praising me. I would say she wasn’t a parent who just signed their kids up to play a sport and just did the bare minimum. No, she was the most involved mom I could ever think of. I think she deserves all the hype 🙂

Awards & Honors: KY National Team (rising sophomore, junior, senior)

Louisville All Star team (freshman, sophomore, junior)

Midfielder of the Year (junior)

First Team All State (2019)

 

Name: Bailey Stumpf

Sport: W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: Limestone College

Bailey has committed to play lacrosse at Limestone

Favorite memory at Eastern: Beating sacred heart 9-6 last season, and the goal from me to Maggie that sealed the win.

How did you start in your sport?  Rachel Muegge took me to a practice after her birthday in middle school (I was playing softball at the time) and I fell in love with it.

Thank you’s: To Rylee for giving me a new home halfway through high school, always being a smiling face, and helping me get committed. To my parents for always supporting me and my teammates for always being there for me. And lastly to Phil, for believing in me since the moment he first saw me play.

Awards & Honors: 1st team all state, Eastern MVP midfield, academic all state at Manual

 

Name: Claire Duck

W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: Transylvania University

Claire has committed to play lacrosse at Transy

Other sports at Eastern: Field Hockey

Favorite Quote: I love lacrosse

Favorite memory at Eastern: Any out of state trip we went to

How did you start in your sport?  I didn’t make Crosby’s dance team in 6th grade so I started lacrosse

Thank you’s: Thank you to the best coach, team, and family for shaping me into who I am today

 

Name: Kaeli Brown

Sport: W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: Limestone College

Kaeli has committed to play lacrosse at Limestone

Favorite memory at Eastern: Meeting my best friends

Favorite Quote:  “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

How did you start in your sport?  It looked fun in middle school

Thank you’s: Thank you to my coaches, especially Rylee, who have pushed me to be the player I am today. Along with my teammates, friends and family.

Awards & Honors: principal’s honor roll, coaches award

 

Name: Lily Jones

Sport: W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: Limestone College

Lily has committed to play lacrosse at Limestone

Favorite memory at Eastern: Almost winning state, scoring a twizzler in a game against SHA, and all the times we got to goof-off and have fun at practices

Favorite Quote:  “It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it is refusing to fail”

How did you start in your sport?  I had a few friends who played and they kept telling me to play. I only knew soccer and volleyball so o figured a change might be good. One day I was visiting my grandparents and I saw manual practicing so I thought I would try it out. At that moment I kn

Thank you’s: I would like to start off with thanking my head coach Rylee, and all my other coaches, for being the ones who saw the talent in me and encouraged me to strive and grow and be the best player I could. They taught me so much that I will use in my college career and I will never forget them. I also want to thank my teammates for being my biggest supporters and giving me the best memories to cherish on that I will never forget!! A big thanks to my parents for driving hundreds of miles to take me to all the tournaments and games I had that made this worth it. They were always there for me no matter what even when I doubted being good enough to play in college they were gonna support me no matter what decision I made and for that I couldn’t ask for anything more!!

Awards & Honors: Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse All State Team 2019; Honor Roll 2016-2020

 

Name: Megan Ansert

Sport: W. Lacrosse

College / Post-secondary plan: I am going to study Biology and International Business at the University of Kentucky.

Other sports at Eastern: Field Hockey, Cross Country, Swim

Favorite memory at Eastern: Becoming a family with the lacrosse team and making it to state.

Favorite Quote:  “It only takes 20 seconds of insane courage, and something great will come of it.”

How did you start in your sport?  A friend encouraged me to join with her in middle school.

Thank you’s: I would like to thank my parents, family, coaches, teammates, and friends who have encouraged me in and out of lacrosse.

Awards & Honors: I was a Governor’s Scholar and was accepted to the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky.