Keller Girls Lacrosse will honor its graduating seniors and play games in all five of the program’s age groups beginning at 8:45 a.m. April 19 at Keller Central High School.
The varsity-level game, which will determine the team’s finish in the district standings, starts at 11 a.m.
Keller Girls Lacrosse also hopes to raise interest in the fast-growing sport, which also has successful programs in Southlake, Colleyville and other North Texas cities. “We want to let them know this sport is easy, fun, exciting, nail-biting and rewarding,” said Beatrice Pruett, a KGL board member.
The event begins with a recognition ceremony for graduating seniors. After the 11 a.m. varsity game, the JV is scheduled to play at 1 p.m., with third and fourth graders at 2 p.m., fifth and sixth graders at 3 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders at 4 p.m.
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Beginning five years ago with two teams, fifth grade and sixth grade, the program has expanded to include teams for girls in grades 1-12, including JV and varsity teams. It’s become a Keller ISD-recognized club organization, meaning players can qualify for varsity letters, but because it isn’t organized by the UIL, participation is open to all public, private and home-school students living within the Keller ISD boundaries.
The organization awards scholarships and has produced three collegiate women’s lacrosse athletes – Hannah Cullis at Lourdes University (Ohio), Nadia Martinez at Texas Tech and Emily Brittain at University of Arkansas.
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