BY JEFF FALK
Alex Rich is one of these student-athletes who enjoys success in just about every sport she undertakes. Ultimately where they run into difficulties is trying to decide which sport to focus upon.
On the heels of this spring, it may be that Rich has a bit of a dilmena on her hands. But a good one to have.
After being coaxed by future teammates to go out for the sport, Rich enjoyed a prolific spring for the Cedar Crest girls’ lacrosse team. So much so that she’s been forced to consider her future in lacrosse.
Rich, a freshman, led the Falcons with 38 goals in her first season of playing the sport. She was the only ninth-grader to be selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star squad.
In addition, Rich has also committed to play lacrosse this summer with the 2015 X-treme larosse travel team, which is based in Lancaster. Though it’s a bit early in the recruiting process, Rich has become a blip on the radar of some Division One women’s college lacrosse programs.
But here’s the problem. Rich has a strong passion for the game of basketball as well.
A 5-7 role player for the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team, Rich ended the 2011-12 campaign as the Falcons’ sixth person, and the first player off coach Jim Donmoyer’s bench. Rich started the season splitting time between the junior varsity and varsity squads, but displayed steady progress during the year.
It may be that Rich, who is reportedly also considering playing field hockey for the Falcons in the fall, will have a decision to make, some time in the not-so-distant future.