CATONSVILLE, Md. — For Sophi Wrisk, lacrosse is in her blood.
“I love the competition,” said the Catonsville High School junior. “My whole family, growing up, has played.”
She wants to keep their attention.
“They've always been really big into sports. That makes me want to do good and always keep them proud of me.”
You can bet they're all sorts of proud of what she does on the field and off of it.
Sophi is a star midfielder for the Comets.
“Her pure athleticism and aggressiveness is something that makes her stand out from everyone else,” said Catonsville Girls Lacrosse Coach Cantey Bailey. “She's always always giving 100 percent, always working for every 50-50 ball and her teammates realize that and they respect that.”
She's also molding the youngest players in our area as a volunteer youth coach.
“I love hanging out with little kids. I think they're the sweetest little things,” said Sophi.
She is an ambassador for Nation United. It's a program that helps promote diversity in lacrosse.
“It really helps kids. They might not have a local lacrosse team around. It's good for us to go help them,” she said.
Sophi is also a shining Comet on the volleyball and basketball courts. It was during volleyball season when she suffered her biggest setback yet. She ended up in the hospital with a kidney infection. The recovery lasted into hoops season.
“It was definitely a struggle to come back. I couldn't really do all the running,” she said. “My coach wouldn't let me do all the stuff that I wanted to do when it came to basketball season. But I just kept telling him 'Coach, I'm going to be fine.'”
She came back stronger than ever. Sophi wants to play college lacrosse at the Division I level and major in criminal law.
“I want to do well in the classroom,” she said. “I want to get a good job that will be able to support me one day.”
She's on her way.
Congratulations Sophi Wrisk. You're this week's M&T Bank Student Athlete of the Week. To nominate a student athlete to be the next M&T Bank Student Athlete of the Week click here.