Churchville-Chili Senior High School senior varsity lacrosse player Cheyenne Clark recently received a partial athletic scholarship to attend University at Albany to play for the Division 1 Great Danes.
The Great Danes are currently listed at No. 17 in the nation in the most recent ILWomen’s media poll.
Clark started her lacrosse career in eighth-grade at the junior varsity level. She has been a four-year varsity starter at CCSHS, playing midfield and defense for the Saints’ 2017 season.
Her first coach, Churchville-Chili Middle School teacher Scott French, remembers her determination and passion for the sport.
“She battled many injuries that first year, but she was committed and in love with lacrosse,” he said. “That enthusiasm has never left her, and we are all excited that she has received this great opportunity.”
Clark plans to major in biology at UAlbany.
“Cheyenne has been playing lacrosse for a very long time,” said Matt Kleehammer, CCSHS varsity lacrosse coach. “Sometimes when you have athletes participating in a sport for a great number of years, their attitude toward the sport becomes complacent. Cheyenne’s attitude toward the sport of girls’ lacrosse has not deteriorated or leveled off. With time, her attitude has become more positive. This is especially refreshing to see for any player, but extremely important and a necessity for a player intending to compete at the next level. For the last four years, Cheyenne has been a constant for our girls’ lacrosse team. I wish her luck as she heads to the next phase of her lacrosse career.”