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Athlete of the Month- May 2016

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Athlete of the Month- May 2016

Senior Annie Moshyedi led the girls lacrosse team to a regional championship win over Urbana this season.

Senior Annie Moshyedi led the girls lacrosse team to a regional championship win over Urbana this season.

Photo Courtesy of Annie Moshyedi

Senior Annie Moshyedi led the girls lacrosse team to a regional championship win over Urbana this season.

Photo Courtesy of Annie Moshyedi

Photo Courtesy of Annie Moshyedi

Senior Annie Moshyedi led the girls lacrosse team to a regional championship win over Urbana this season.

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

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The girls varsity lacrosse team won regionals this season with the help of senior captain Annie Moshyedi, who lead the team in overall points with 35 goals, 25 assists and 22 ground balls on the season, despite missing last season after tearing her ACL.

“Annie provides leadership and is a great role model,” sophomore Faith Kean said. “She helps run practice and incorporates drills to improve skills we need in the game.”

Moshyedi tore her ACL during a spring break lacrosse tournament, creating a void in last year’s leadership. Moshyedi has been a captain since her freshman year. Despite her absence, the team persevered throughout playoffs, making it to the semifinals where CHS came up short against Whitman.

“Starting this season without having played in a year was tough,” Moshyedi said. “It took me a while to get back on my game, but now I’ve settled back into things, and I don’t even think about my knee when I’m playing.”

Moshyedi played for the MC Elite travel lacrosse team until her injury, where she was able to further improve her skills as well as knowledge on the game.

“Annie started her career focusing on feeding the ball to others, only in the past season has she really taken it upon herself to be the team’s high scorer,” girls lacrosse head coach Jamie Frank said.

Not many athletes at CHS have had the honor and experience of being a four-year varsity team captain. By having this extra component, Moshyedi used her experience for the benefit of the team throughout the playoffs.

“For me, Annie is a role model of what I aspire to be as a player,” Kean said. “She always encourages me and gives me advice in practice and in games.”

The team this year has faced a sufficient amount of competition throughout their 10-4 regular season, encountering close games with Whitman and Wootton and losing to each team by one goal.

“The team turns to Annie for guidance, leadership, support and enthusiasm as we move onto the playoffs,” Frank said. “They want to follow her lead, and see where it can take them.”

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