Each year the Red Lions girls lacrosse team picks new captains. This year the three girls chosen, which are picked by leadership ability and skill according to Coach Steve Unger, were senior Kasey Lewis and juniors Jenna Godfrey, and Emily Robbins.
As captains, the girls have various responsibilities.
“Captains responsibilities include, leading the team in pregame and warm up drills,” head coach Steve Unger said.
Senior captain Kasey Lewis views her role as captains as a multi responsibility duty.
“As a captain my leadership is to get my team focused and mind set for the game,” Lewis said. “To tell my teammates that we will win, play strong and never give up and play hard until the last buzzer goes off.”
Along with assuring her coach, Lewis is set on being a good role model for her other team members.
“My responsibilities are to assist my coach with anything he needs, I watch out for my teammates,” said Lewis, “I make sure I am a good role model to the underclassman and I make sure I come to every practice ready to play and I am fully dedicated to this sport.”
Coach Unger views the captain position as also a position to encourage.
“Captains are also there to encourage the team to do their best,” Coach Unger said.
Lewis has various other likes about being a captain of the lacrosse team. From being in a position to motivate and someone to for other players to fall back on, being a captain is something she enjoys.
“I also try hard to be a loyal friend as well as a strong leader for my team,” Lewis said.
Since this is Lewis’s last year on the team there are aspects of the game that she hopes to pass down to the underclassmen. She hopes the girls hold responsibility for their actions and for them to be a “strong and respectful role model.”
Lewis also said she wants them to “never give up, always believe in yourself and always strive for greatness, always give 100% on and off of the field because you’ll get out of it what you put in.”
Lewis had one last piece of advice for the underclassmen.
“Have faith in yourself and play every game like it’s your last,” Lewis said.