By Nate Dugener

SPRING LAKE–Carly Llewellyn, a star lacrosse defender for Spring Lake, has decided to continue her education and athletic career at the collegiate level. Carly recently signed her national letter of intent to attend Hope College.

Hope College competes in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). The Hope women’s lacrosse team finished the regular season with a record of 10-6, 5-2 in conference play.

Llewellyn has been a defensive anchor for the Lakers for the past 4 years. Carly was a four-year starter. During the current lacrosse season, she has played in 11 games. Llewellyn has been a disruptive defender with 18 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. Llewellyn also has a goal on the season.

“Carly is a great athlete and an excellent student,” Lake coach Erika Kurili said. “Defenders are some of the most important pieces to the team even if they don’t have the biggest stats. Carly is a four-time starting defender who helps guard some of the best opposing players. She understands the game and is able to help teach those in lower grades how to be successful.

Her solid play in the back disrupts opposing team’s attack. 

“She is also a huge piece to our transition as she is often one of the first players to receive the ball after a huge save to move it into our end,” Kurili said “She is very much attentive to the play and is able to adjust according to what is occurring.”

Carly has a GPA of 3.90. She plans to pursue a major in Business and Communications.

Carly is the daughter of Evan and Carrie Llewellyn.