Sierra Armstrong

Wando

Senior

Kendra Blackstock

Wando

Senior

Elena Bosco

Bishop England

Junior

Hunter Leckonby

Academic Magnet

Junior

Isabel Burnett

Bishop England

Sophomore

Caitlin Greenho

Bishop England

Junior

Taylor Kennington

Bishop England

Sophomore

Jordan Mitchell

Bishop England

Sophomore

Christian Oliver

Wando

Junior

Alyssa Smith

Wando

Junior

Cora Petyak

Bishop England

Senior

Karen Grant

West Ashley

Junior

Carolyn Roberts

Bishop England

Sophomore

Sierra Armstrong remembers the first time she attended a lacrosse tryout. She was confused and couldn’t catch the ball.

JUNE 13: Boys tennis

JUNE 14: Girls track

JUNE 15: Boys track

JUNE 16: Softball

MONDAY: Baseball

TUESDAY: Golf

WEDNESDAY: Girls soccer

THURSDAY: Boys soccer

FRIDAY: Girls lacrosse

SATURDAY: Boys lacrosse

SUNDAY: Athletes of the year

“It was an instructional league,” Armstrong said. “My mom pushed me to try new things. I actually stuck with it.”

Armstrong stuck with it and made great strides. She was the goalie for the Wando girls team and played in four Lower State championships and one state championship.

After a successful senior season in which she recorded 145 saves on 253 shots, Armstrong has been named The Post and Courier’s female lacrosse player of the year and heads up the All-Lowcountry team.

Armstrong moved to goalie in the eighth grade because no one else on the team played the position.

“I was just really drawn to it,” Armstrong said. “I figured I was tough enough and I was as tall as the goal. I figured I could be physical enough.”

Her toughness just didn’t include the physical part of the game.

“She was a captain, and she kept the team in line as far as being mentally ready,” coach Jessica Stralkowski said. “She was mentally tough. She always left everything out on the field. You can’t say that about everybody.”

The Warriors won the state championship in Armstrong’s sophomore year.

“It was crazy,” Armstrong said. “At the time, I didn’t realize what an honor it was to be the starting goalkeeper in the state championship.”

Wando managed a 15-13 victory over Riverside in the title game.

“We’ve had great teams,” Armstrong said. “Every team was very competitive, but all the teams were different and had their own style. We had to re-mesh every year, but it was worth it.”

This spring, Bishop England made its first trip to the state championship but came up short in a 15-14 loss to J.L. Mann.

The Bishops have seven players on the All-Lowcountry team: Elena Bosco, Isabel Burnett, Caitlin Greenho, Taylor Kennington, Jordan Mitchell, Cora Petyak and Carolyn Roberts.

Armstong is joined by Wando teammates Kendra Blackstock, Alyssa Smith and Christian Oliver. Hunter Leckonby of Academic Magnet and Karen Grant of West Ashley are the other All-Lowcountry selections.