Post-Season Lax Honors: Five Lady Paladins Earn All-State Team Accolades
Five members of the Fellowship Christian School varsity girls lacrosse team received All-State Girls Lacrosse Team honors.
Senior Brooke Beard, who topped 200 goals in her FCS career, was named to the First Team. Sophomore Ava Menna was selected for the second team, while junior Graylyn Waggoner and seniors Avery Scherer and Rachel Schuetze earned honorable mention status.
This group led FCS to a 14-4 record and a trip to the GHSA Class A-5A Girls Lacrosse Championships. The Lady Paladins advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16 match in the GHSA Class A-5A playoffs this May.
In 2019, Fellowship advanced to the GHSA Class A-5A Girls Lacrosse Championships Final 4 and set a school-record with a 17-2 mark. This year was the team's third straight trip to the GHSA playoffs, which includes 2018. The FCS varsity girls program competed for the first time in 2017.
Beard led the Lady Paladins with 97 shots, 62 goals, 37 assists and 99 points. She also won 58% of her faceoffs (34-for-59).
Menna ranked second on the team with 96 shots, 61 goals and 81 points. She was also third with 20 assists. Menna won 59% of her faceoffs (87-147) to place second on the team among players with more than 100 draws.
Scherer took 50 shots to rank fourth on the squad, and was third with 40 goals and 57 points. She also placed fifth among Lady Paladins with 17 assists. She topped the team in faceoff winning percentage (65%) for players with more than 100 draws and was also first with 97 total faceoff wins.
Schuetze ranked third on the team with 19 takeaways, and was seventh with 32 ground balls. She and Scherer tied for second on the team with a plus-four rating.
Waggoner ranked third on the Fellowship team with 68 shots, was fourth with 19 assists and 50 points and fifth with 31 goals. She took 33 total face-offs and won 28 of her draws for a winning percentage of 85%.
(Photo following Brooke Beard's 200th career goal)