Kya Risher

2020 | NJ: Hillsborough
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Academics First, with extremely high lacrosse IQ. Honors student as well as highly coachable lacrosse goalie

I started playing lacrosse at the age of 12 for Hillsborough Jr. Raiders where I started as a defensive field player but my coach quickly realized that I would be most beneficial to the team as a goalie. I stepped up into a position no one else wanted and I stood out. Knowing little about the position I was handed, I jumped into the roll as captain of the defense. Since jumping into that position I have been perfecting my skills as a goalie. With swift hands and quick reflexes, I am always up for a challenge. I played for the Hillsborough Jr Raiders rec team and also the middle school from the 6th to 8th grade. The summer before 8th grade I joined T3 travel lacrosse and played in multiple tournaments throughout the summer. I excelled as the primary goalie for the T3 north 2020 Blue team. Once I got to high school, I was on the freshman, JV and Varsity team my freshman year. As a freshman, I made the top 10 leader board in saves for Hillsborough High School of all time. By 10th grade, I had earned the respect of the new coach and secured my starting position on varsity. As the starting varsity goalie, I kept my team out of sticky situations, however we fell short and lost the semi-final round of the county tournaments. Although we lost, the experience I had was priceless. I was even nominated as NJ.com breakout player of the month. I came in 3rd place with over 25 thousand votes cast for me.
In the summer of 2017 my team and I (T3 North team) went 17-1-1 on the summer season with a highlight of winning the championship at the Grind Tournament in Pennsylvania. Currently I am a junior at Hillsborough High school and am hoping to remain starting goalie this spring on the Hillsborough High varsity team. I play fall and winter lacrosse for T3 North and am constantly finding ways to improve my skills.
Lacrosse isn't all of me. I am an honors student taking honors classes and I love to draw and listen to music. I plan on studying architecture, civil engineering or graphic design in college. I also work with kids with special needs. I tutor students and I am a peer mentor in my high school.

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Honors & Awards:
2nd year varsity starting goalie, NJ.com top 10 players of the month, Most reliable player award High school team, 2017 Grind Tournament winner, 2018 Summer Genesis winner, 2018 Relentless camp MVP
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Other HS Sports Played:
Marching Band
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Freshman top 10 leaderboard in school history for saves, Starting varsity goalie sophomore year 74 saves. 3rd place for NJ.com top sophomore lacrosse players. 2017 The Grind Tournament winners. 2018 Summer Genesis tournament winner.

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High School:
Hillsborough High School
Matt Gutoswski
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Triple Threat Elite Lacrosse
Allie Burnette
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GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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Ahnika Eberl

Aug 31, 2018

Kya is a very dedicated goalie with super quick hands. She is very disciplined and is always open to learning. She was selected to play in the National Lacrosse Classic but due to a camp conflict was unable to attend. She would have been a great addition to the team.

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