Gentry Academy is proud to announce its’ Girls Lacrosse team captains for the 2023 season. Being selected is a big honor for a student athlete. At Gentry Academy team captains are selected by peers on the team. This means that the captains must be more than just good athletes, they must also be making an impact on their team in terms of leadership and modeling appropriate behaviors and work ethic.
Being a team captain is just one way Gentry Academy is building tomorrow’s leaders. To create strong leaders the school offers a daily class on leadership to all students in grades 5-12 that prepares students for challenges in and out of the classroom.
Having strong leaders will be doubly important for the Stars this year as they embark on their first season as a solo program. Up until now, the girls lacrosse team had been part of co-op teams with a mix of students from other nearby schools.
Gentry Academy 2023 Girls Lacrosse Captains
Senior Lauren Deering 4.14 GPA
Senior Ella Berg 4.09 GPA
Senior Eva Anderson 3.99 GPA
For Berg, a Gentry student since fifth grade, being named a captain is a culmination of years of learning about how to be a great leader.
“I’ve been able to watch those who came before me and learn from their example,” she said. “To be honest, I set the expectation to be a captain because I feel like I have shown I am ready for this huge responsibility to represent our team and school.”
All three captains say they feel empowered to show that Gentry Academy is where success happens in the classroom, on the field and in the community.
“Our school gets a bad impression for some reason,” said Anderson. “As a captain, I feel I have the ability to help change that misconception.”
For Deering the rigor of academics is the reason she attends the school.
“We are pushed academically and are able to take college courses,” she said. “We work very hard and that hard work translates well into sports. I am looking forward to being a good leader on this year’s team.”
The team and its’ captains are excited for the 2023 season to start. In the past five seasons a dozen former Gentry Academy girls lacrosse players have gone on to play at the division one or division two level. “We are ready to breakout on our own and represent our school well,” said Berg. “Gentry is a great place to become a better student, a better a leader and a better person.”