Have you ever seen a high school lacrosse player who has played since 6th grade, developed her game very well in a short period of time, received an offer from San Diego State University, played in two different club teams at two different levels and has impacted her community all at the same time? Well if you haven't, now you have. Jamyria Woods, also known as "JJ", has been playing lacrosse for almost six years with Bridge Lacrosse in Dallas, Texas. VYPE U takes a look into why JJ is such a special player.
HOUSTON – When Jackie Lesmeister was in elementary school, she received a folder with flyers in it. One of the flyers came from Klein Lacrosse.
The organization was hosting a day for children to try the sport for free. Jackie's father, Mike, insisted that she go and try the sport. At the time, the nine-year-old was playing softball.
"I went out and fell in love with it," Lesmeister said.
Now 15, Lesmeister is entering her sophomore year at St. Pius X, where she plays volleyball, soccer and lacrosse. Last year, Lesmeister was the captain of the freshman volleyball team and made the varsity roster for soccer playing defense/midfield.
"It can definitely be difficult at times trying to manage schoolwork along with the sports but I've always been go, go, go," "I'm constantly playing sports. There's never an offseason for me, I'm always working."