The Rocket Star
Sticks up for girls’ lacrosseWednesday, April 15, 2009 By Mackenzie Brown
The new high school has provided many different and exciting objectives this year. The list has been repetitive: new books, new turf field, new indoor track, new cardio room, new uniforms, new announcements, new superintendent. What more could possibly come? Well, this is the first year for a girls’ lacrosse team to be considered a sport. Senior and co-captain, Lindy Hamp, has been playing for the club team since the eighth grade. Hamp, number 42, enjoys playing the intense "home position." "It’s where you stand at the other opponent’s goal and shoot when you get a chance," said Hamp. "There are two other ‘homes’ on the field with you." Previously spending a minimum of around $200 a year for goggles, a stick, mouth guard, and a uniform, this year’s team has been graciously provided with goggles and a uniform, bringing the cost down immensely. Being provided with some costly equipment relieves some of the stresses of having to work with the first year of a school team. Hamp has plenty of faith. "We have a good group of girls who are like family to me," Hamp said. "We also have a lot of talent this year." The girls, without a doubt, will bring enthusiasm and are ready to fight to the finish against any opponent in their way. "We don’t really have a rival team yet," said Hamp. "The area is always getting new teams." Whether it is freshmen moving up, a school loses a good group of seniors, or simply recruits some new players, our girls are ready with fearlessness. Hamp believes the team has the skill to kill and will go to the top. She will never let her team down because she plays for "the thrill of the game" and that’s enough to do anything.