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Tim Monihan and Farmers Insurance have crowned junior lacrosse player Victoria Fuller with the seventh Player of the Week award for spring sports.
“[Victoria] is the player that is always able to lift the spirits of the team,” head coach Mary Lehman said. “You will never see her with a frown on her face, and she will always give 110 percent all the time.”
While still relatively new to the sport, Fuller, who also plays softball and basketball, has made an impact as a defender on a Lady Panther lacrosse team that is 9-3 overall and boasts an unblemished 6-0 region record.
“I feel proud of myself,” Fuller said. “My teammates make it a lot more enjoyable, and it makes me feel that I’m not the only one doing it.”
Over Spring Break, the Lady Panthers traveled to South Carolina to take on Bishop England and Wando, the No. 1- and No. 4-ranked teams in the state, respectively. Starr’s Mill split the two games, losing to Bishop England 10-9 in overtime, and beating Wando 14-6. These two games were good preparation for the team come state playoff time.
“Our team is really close,” Fuller said. “I think they’re the reason why they make me so successful.”
The team plays next at 5:55 p.m. on April 16 in Panther Stadium against the Lambert High School Longhorns.