Fortune earns place on varsity lacrosse team

Fortune earns place on varsity lacrosse team

Reese Showalter, Reporter

Many high school students play sports for their school. Sophomore Kendall Fortune has been playing lacrosse for 10 years. She made varsity as a freshman and is now a starter for the girl’s lacrosse varsity team.  

     Fortune participates in many hours of training from club lacrosse at Skywalkers year-round to extra training outside of playing for the school and the extra training. 

     “Playing on varsity has its challenges but every minute of practice and hard work pays off. Playing varsity is awesome because it is challenging but so rewarding especially when you excel,” Fortune states. 

     Fortune is also very helpful during practices and games. She gives positive feedback and is always helpful when asked about something or just constructive criticism and is very supportive of her teammates. Sophomore Piper Wright stated, “Kendall is very helpful when someone messes up and is just very positive all around. She is a very fun person to play with.” 

     Wright and Fortune have played together before high school as well. They both played for the Jarrettsville Recreation program. Fortune has been playing lacrosse since she was just five years old.  

     At the beginning of the season, Fortune was put on the Top Players to Watch by the head coach Patricia Murdy in the Aegis. “We have five starters returning this year.  We have a lot of talented players who have been preparing to fill positions lost and bridge the gap created by COVID,” Murdy stated in the Season Outlook section.   

     Fortune also said that she gives her all on the field and that playing the game is a privilege. She cherishes every moment that she is out on the field. She loves the connections and friends that she has made due to playing at this level. Playing at this level will also give her many opportunities in the future. Fortune says “I wouldn’t have gotten all of these opportunities and connections without the opportunity to play varsity.”  

     “After grinding out [and making] varsity, [I] felt accomplished and a sense of relief,” she says. Fortune is continuing to play through the rest of high school and she hopes she will get the opportunity to play in college. She will continue to push herself to become a better athlete. Kendall also played varsity field hockey her freshman year and played indoor track in the winter making her a three-sport athlete for North Harford.