Reynolds Raises the Bar

LAX player nets 101st goal


Erin Reynolds (2), senior, nets one of her 101 goals for the Panthers.

Marina J. Powell, Assistant Editor

Erin Reynolds, senior lacrosse player, set a new personal record, surpassing 100 career points in a recent game.

During a recent game against Wilkes University in South Carolina, Reynolds scored her 101st point for the Lady Panthers. The team went on to win the game 11-8.

“Erin always plays hard in games and practices. She pushes her teammates and helps raise the level of play. She is competitive. She does a little bit of everything for our team and things that sometimes go unnoticed,” explained Karen Harvey, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.

Reynolds has a passion for lacrosse that stems from an early age. She began playing at age 7, largely due to the influence of her older siblings.

“I have two older brothers that played lacrosse growing up, and like any younger sibling does, I wanted to be just like them. So that meant doing literally everything they did, like literally everything. That’s why I started playing lacrosse and did everything they did,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds loves the game, especially the teamwork aspect, and she enjoys being a part of neatly executed transitions with the team.

“My favorite part of playing is watching or being a part of a successful transition and watching the ball move from person to person and ending in a goal. Everyone does their job successfully, and its just so perfect honestly. If not that, assisting goals is almost better than scoring them sometimes, I love assisting a pretty goal,” she said.

Her willingness to contribute shows on the field.

“We won our first game of the season in overtime, and there were a lot of things that contributed to that win,” Harvey said. “Down 10 seconds in regulation senior Sydney Chavis wins the draw to junior Willow Cooper who makes a long  pass to senior Reagan Aldridge to score with 0.1 seconds left. In sudden victory overtime, Montreat won the draw. Erin had a key caused turnover that got the ball back for us ,and we ended up scoring on that possession for the win. She leads the ODAC in caused turnovers.”

Even though Reynolds is nearing graduation, her love for lacrosse is something she plans to take with her. Her contribution to the team is reflected in her assists and career points during her time as a player.

“Passing 100 points really is so exciting and means a lot to me. It really is a reflection of the team and all the different people that helped me with assisting goals and all the people that I was able to do the same for,” Reynolds said.