As an athlete myself, I understand that, sometimes, there are players who essentially risk it all for the game and the position. During practice, we are often reminded about the importance of acknowledging that, in lacrosse, our goalies risk their entire bodies to defend the goal. They may throw themselves on the ground, they may get on their knees, or risk some essential part. Kimaari Mondy is a Junior at Townview Magnet Center who has been playing for Bridge Lacrosse for six years now. From watching her play, I can one-hundred percent agree that she is one of the most hard-working athletes on the field. During games, you can see the drive she has in her eyes, and how important defending the cage is to her.
If you've ever played sports, then you understand the importance of having coaches that ultimately want the best for their players. Having coaches who are very reliant and trustworthy often leave a big impact on student-athletes, and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. Madeline Nayfa is a high school varsity coach for Bridge Lacrosse in Dallas, Texas. Coach Maddie is a former Bridge Lacrosse athlete and after high school, she furthered her lacrosse career at Texas State University playing club lacrosse. As she says, "The people I am cool to call me Maddie and some very special people of mine call me Coach Maddie."