RECRUIT SCOOP: Landrie Young, Lumberton Soccer
Landrie Young was a solid force for Lumberton this season as the senior showed major scoring ability after playing most of her high school career in the backfield. With 10 goals and 10 assists, Young helped propel the Lady Raiders to the top-ranked team in southeast Texas.
At the 4A level, Lumberton dominated District 20-4A with an undefeated season at 9-0 before the mandated quarantine.
We caught up with Young during this period to get her thoughts on her legacy and moving forward to the next level.
VYPE: During this time of quarantine what are you doing as an athlete to stay in shape and keep engaged with your coach and teammates?
Young: I've been lifting weight with my step dad and brother everyday of the week except the weekend and I've been running afterwards. My high school team has made a 30 day challenge that I've been doing as well.
VYPE: Explain a typical day in your life with the "stay-at-home" order and how are you engaging with your school work and personal life?
Young: My sleep schedule has been a little messed up since this quarantine has happened. I still wake up, eat my breakfast usually do the dishes or catch up on any homework if I have any. Then I go to pick up my step dad and brother to go workout then I come back home, eat dinner and I'll usually end up painting, drawing, or coloring until I go to bed.
VYPE: You just finished your senior season as a co-captain for the Lady Raiders with 10 goals and 10 assists. What do you remember most of this season on the pitch as you were a playmaker in scoring and passing?
Young: Getting to help my team scoring and being proud of them be. For the 3 years of my high school season I played center back or defensive mid so it was nice to get to play up top or in attacking mid this year to help my team score and win.
VYPE: Lumberton Girls Soccer was having a great season before the coronavirus hit (17-2 overall) what, in your opinion, made the season such a great success?
Young: The team that we had this year had the best team chemistry out of all 4 years of me playing. We were all willing to help each other achieve our goal, because we all wanted to go back to state and win it this year. We were all prepared to do what it took to succeed and make it an even better year than last year.
VYPE: You will moving on next year to Stephen F. Auston, what is your 2-5 year plan?
Young: Yes, I plan on going to Stephen F. Austin while playing college soccer and majoring in physical therapy.
VYPE: What went into your decision to choose Stephen F. Austin as your next destination?
Young: Ever since I was in 7th grade I've loved the soccer program at SFA and the campus there. I went to their soccer camp every summer and loved it every time I went. After going to the camps quite a few times, the coach at the time, Coach Wally, invited me to come with the team and be with them in the locker room and watch them warm up on the field. Ever since that visit I've known that that's the college that I want to go to and be a part of.
VYPE: What do you want your legacy to be at Lumberton?
Young: I want to be remembered as the player who loved her teammates like they were family and a hardworking player that was willing to do what she needed to help her team.