VYPE U: Committing During a Pandemic
We have been faced with a pandemic since the beginning of this year, and with that has come extreme change in our world. Nevertheless, the recruiting process has not stopped Kenia Rico from committing to a collegiate lacrosse team. Kenia Rico has been a Bridge Lacrosse player for six years, has developed immense draw skills, and is a very versatile player. Kenia was the Varsity Captain for the Spring of 2020 who has left a mark on the rest of her teammates. She typically can draw to herself or can push out so another mid can get in possession of the ball. She has many highlights and can take the ball straight to goal from the draw. She ended her junior year season winning 40% of her draws, and now we take a look into her lacrosse journey.
"The pandemic has had many effects on my recruitment. I had obviously less playing time because the season was cancelled, which affected highlight video content. Since I don't go to tournaments, my highlights are very important. This is the way college coaches get interested in me. While most of the process has been through phone calls, video calls and emails, it has been very exciting. The amount of things that I have learned from being a part of the Bridge program are things that I will never forget. I have learned alongside my teammates and coaches what family, leadership and drive really means. Both on and off the field I have been taught to be persistent and give my all to everything that I do," said Kenia.
Bridge Lacrosse | Kenia Rico 2021 - Spring 2019 Highlights - Uncommitted www.youtube.com
Rico is a player who can distribute the ball well and lead the team on and off the field. After being the most sought out senior and receiving much interest, Kenia has committed to Bard College in New York. She has become the 5th Bridge Lacrosse high school student-athlete to commit to play collegiate lacrosse, and the first of the 2021 class thus far.