Durango sophomore Annabel Carithers was named the 4A Mountain West girls lacrosse player of the year after helping lead Durango to the playoffs this season.
“Being named to the first team for the second year now and selected by the league’s coaches as player of the year this year is a testament to her drive and work ethic,” said DHS head coach Eric Elliott. “She was a team captain this year. Never missed practice, led by example, stayed after practice to work on her shot when she felt it was off. She was tenacious on both sides of the ball all season. She holds herself to a high standard and works hard to achieve to that standard.”
Victoria Barletta joined Carithers on the league’s first team. Alexis Wold and Jaden Rambo both earned second-team recognition.
Carithers and Barletta both scored 28 goals in 12 games this season to lead DHS, accounting for more than half of Durango’s scores. Wold led the team with 60 ground balls, while Barletta had 45 and Rambo 40.
DHS finished its season with a 7-7 record and scored the No. 19 seed to reach the Class 4A state playoffs for just the second time in the program’s history.
“We preached all year that hard work always pays off!” Elliott said. “I'm glad that the players got to see that the statement was true and not just words. With them making the playoffs for the first time in a while to having two on the first team and two on the second team, they all got to see the fruits of their labor this season. We are really look... Click here to read full article