Athlete in the News
Leah Kenny Hits the Magic Number
By Melanie Cane
In the Garnets’ Girls’ Lacrosse team’s third game of the season, midfielder Leah Kenny scored her 100th goal. She had five goals total in Rye’s 17-7 win over Harrison on April 1.
Kenny, who hadn’t realized how close she was to reaching this milestone, said, “I was completely surprised and a little confused when my teammates came running over. I was so excited once I realized what was going on. I couldn’t have reached 100 goals without my teammates. Everyone was so supportive and made it such a special moment for me.”
Coach Dennis Hurlie, who <had> been keeping track of Kenny’s goals, said, “It’s pretty incredible for Leah to reach this milestone so early in her junior year. It speaks volumes about the caliber of player she is. She has put in the time and has gotten better every year.”
Reflecting on their fellow captain, Allie Gold and Sara DeGraw, said, “Leah is a terrific captain and a great role model for everyone on our team. We can’t wait for more amazing moments from Leah during the rest of the season.”
Kenny, who is also a three-year starter for Rye High’s Girls’ Soccer team, has a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at University of Richmond.
Photo courtesy of Sheri DeGraw