After playing other sports in seven different states, Sarah Mork made lacrosse her athletic event of choice after moving to the area from Texas just before her junior year.
She saw an ad for fall lacrosse, tried out for the Greenbrier High School team in the spring and the rest is history.
“I like it because it’s an aggressive sport and I can run a lot,” said Mork, who also was on the Greenbrier cross country team.
“It’s a different kind of aggression,” she said. “It’s a real kind of contact sport even though people say it’s not. It’s really person on person. I like that.”
She left her mark on the Lady Wolfpack, helping lead the team to an 8-5 record last season and was named The Augusta Chronicle’s Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year.
A midfielder, Mork finished her senior year as a team captain, the school’s female athlete of the year and a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American.
Lady Wolfpack head coach Mark Leszczynski was glad she chose lacrosse and was impressed with how quickly she picked up the game.
“She always gave 100 percent and was very easy to coach due to her dedication, attitude and personality,” Leszczynski said. “She’s a left-handed player with great skills especially for only her second year playing lacrosse.”
Her other athletic experiences helped lead to her quick development.
“I think trying so many different sports made me catch up in two years in lacrosse to be at a level to compete with all the high-schoolers,” Mork said.
“I think without doing everything else I would have been in my second year and still not knowing what lacrosse was.”
Mork is heading to Georgia College & State University in the fall and will look to continue her lacrosse playing.
“They have a club team and I’m going to e-mail the coach to see what I need to do to try out and stuff,” Mork said. “I really want to play in college.”