Spartan seniors Bella Jackson, Nina Davis and Thuy Lan Ortiz were honored during Senior Night when Bainbridge faced Roosevelt for its final regular season game in girls lacrosse last week. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Spartan seniors Bella Jackson, Nina Davis and Thuy Lan Ortiz were honored during Senior Night when Bainbridge faced Roosevelt for its final regular season game in girls lacrosse last week. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Spartans enjoy Senior Night win

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:30pm
  • Sports

The Bainbridge Spartans rolled over Roosevelt during a Senior Night matchup in girls varsity lacrosse last week.

Bainbridge dominated from start to finish in the contest, and won 20-6.

Eight Spartans scored in the contest.

Kendall Havill was an offensive dynamo once again. She finished with six goals and added five assists. Havill also collected six ground balls, won five draws and had two caused turnovers.

Eleanor Collins added four goals for the Spartans, as well as one assist, one ground ball and four draws.

Two BHS players had hat tricks against the Rough Riders; both Eleanor King and Lauren Pujolar contributed three goals each. King also had an assist three ground balls and two draws.

Four other Spartans added to Bainbridge’s ample offense. Amanda Fox, Bella Jackson, Abby Reibsamen and Madeleine Sherry each finished with a goal.

Thuy Lan Ortiz had eight saves during her 45 minutes as goalie. Sammie Reibsamen finished out the night in the net and stopped all three shots on goal.

Before the start of the game, the Spartans saluted their three graduating seniors on the squad; Jackson, Ortiz and Nina Davis.

Jackson plays attack for the Spartans and is a four-year varsity player, and Coach Tami Tommila said Jackson has been in the Bainbridge lacrosse program for 10 years.

In her Senior Night tribute, Tommila said Jackson “works hard day in and day out. She does not complain; she understands the grind, and is willing to help our team attain our goals by embracing her role.”

Jackson thanked her teammates and coaches during the Senior Night celebration, as well as her mother, Stephanie Jackson: “I would like to thank mom for all she has done from the moment I picked up a lacrosse stick in the third grade to when I won my first state championship. Throughout it all she has always been supportive, loving, motivating, and my personal therapist when I’ve had a rough game or practice. I don’t know what I’d do without my mom’s superpowers that have removed ketchup stains out of my white jersey and have ran two red lights so we would make the ferry back home. That’s what I call true dedication.”

After graduation, Jackson will attend the University of Colorado and plans to study international affairs.

Davis, a defender on the Spartan team, will be playing lacrosse next year for the University of Redlands, where she plans on studying psychology.

In her Senior Night remarks, she said: “What I have loved most about lacrosse are the relationships I’ve made. I’ve been lucky enough to make some of my best friends playing this sport. I have been able to play on a team with my childhood friends since third grade. I’ve also loved and am so grateful or the relationships I’ve made with all my coaches. They have helped me grow and develop as a lacrosse player and a person, to help me be where I am today.”

Coach Tommila noted that Davis was also a four-year player on varsity, and a 10-year veteran of the program, as well.

“She had more energy than she knew what to do with, and I’m convinced her parents signed her up hoping to wear her out,” the coach joked.

“Fast forward to 2019, and what we have is an amazing young woman, who is passionate about everything she does, is extremely competitive, and has been a positive role model for our program and team,” Tommila added.

Ortiz, the Spartans’ standout goalie, plans to study nursing at Olympic College after she graduates from BHS.

Ortiz thanked her teammates and family, who she praised as her “biggest and loudest fans.”

“I have so much admiration and pride when I think of Thuy,” the coach recounted. “She is refreshing to be around as she reminds me of the importance of being grounded and appreciative of the important things in life: family, authentic friends and laughter. Thuy has grown into this amazing young woman who I am so fortunate to know. She is loyal to a fault; she is passionate as a leader, and fearless as a player.”

Bella Jackson puts pressure on the Roosevelt goal during last week’s matchup with the Rough Riders. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bella Jackson puts pressure on the Roosevelt goal during last week’s matchup with the Rough Riders. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

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