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South High’s Willis to be honored

SCHENECTADY — Lauren Willis, a senior at South Glens Falls High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

Willis, who competes in field hockey, lacrosse and bowling, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale April 13 at proctors.org and at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service.

More information is provided at the website, cdswoy.com.

Academically, Willis has earned high honor/honor roll recognition since 2017. She also is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and National Honors Society.

Athletically, Willis was named the Most Valuable Player for the field hockey team in three seasons, 2017-19. She also was a scholar-athlete in field hockey in those three years.

For the past three seasons, Willis was named to the Section 2 Foothills Field Hockey All-Star First Team. She was a Section 2 all-state honoree in helping to lead South Glens Falls field hockey team to the Sectional Finals.

Willis has been a lacrosse scholar-athlete since 2017 and was named to the Foothills Lacrosse Honorable Mention team in 2019. She also earned scholar-athlete honors in bowling in 2018.

Willis’s community service includes the following: Salvation Army bell ringer, volunteer for the Ben Osborn Fund (getting gifts and wrapping them for children in need at Christmas time), South Glens Falls Marathon Dance participant, field hockey intramural/youth coach for girls age five and up, ice hockey youth coach, and landscaping for the Double H Ranch.

Willis joins Averill Park’s Lydia Ware, Northville’s Brytney Moore, Galway’s Rachel Wnuk, Middleburgh’s Makenzie Terrell, Lake George’s Rachel Hunsicker and Fort Edward’s Morgan Fish as the high school honorees for the event.

RPI’s Liz Brady and Morgan Burchhardt of the College of Saint Rose are collegiate honorees that have been announced so far.

CDSWOY will announce the next student-athlete on Tuesday and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7.

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