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Bella Swanson

2022 | IL: Elmhurst
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Workhorse, team-player, supportive, coach-able, multi-sport athlete, and actively trying to make myself and teammates better.

I started playing lacrosse when I was eight years old. My parents let me try many sports when I was younger, but I played hockey, baseball, and volleyball the longest before dedicating my time to lacrosse and cross country. I ran cross-country all throughout middle school and even went to nationals three times during middle school. This year I ran Varsity and ran in the Illinois State Cross Country race in Peoria, IL. Starting out in lacrosse, I had always played midfield. However, in my freshman year, my varsity lacrosse team was short-handed on experience and I was selected to be a starter on defense. I adapted to the new position and was an important contributor, my team made it all the way to the regional state tournament but lost in overtime. It was a disappointment for all of us but it has given us great motivation to work harder and get better. I play for the True Illinois State team along with the True National team. I enjoy playing for these teams because it is a great chance to meet new people and create great teammates and experiences. It also helps strengthen me as a player and teammate. When I do have free time, I assist in teaching dance classes to many of the jr. high schools in my town. I enjoy dancing and working with the kids because I like helping people and being creative. These are the subjects that I am interested in looking into more. I took an acrylic painting class at my school and one of my pieces took second in the art show. My piece was also brought to Elmhurst College for an art exhibit. I enjoy art because it is a de-stressor, it is for the same reason I like to dance and listen to music. For lacrosse, it has become a passion for me, due to the effort I put in, not only during practices but outside with training and stickwork. I am comfortable shooting with both hands and am confident with picking up ground balls. In my experiences for lacrosse, I love to work hard and push myself.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Two year varsity lacrosse. Three year varsity cross country.
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Other HS Sports Played:
Varsity Cross Country, JV Bowling
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Coach Contacts
High School:
York Community High School
Coach:
Ryan Walz
Team Name:
York Girls Varsity
Jersey Number:
14
Club Name:
True Lacrosse Girls
Coach:
Colleen Speth
Team Name:
True IL 2022 State Girls
Jersey Number:
29
2nd Club Name:
True Lacrosse Girls
Coach:
Colleen Speth
Team Name:
True 2022 National
Jersey Number:
09

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A

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For a full evaluation of Bella's field play, athleticism and academics, please contact me, the Recruiting Director.

Colleen Speth

Jul 20, 2020

Bella is an unbelievable asset to our program. She is the ultimate workhorse and always puts the team first. She is dominant all over the field, but really stands out in defensive transition. Her speed, grit and determination - any team would benefit from her tenacity.

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