by Jeff Seidel | Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online
WHO SHE IS: Erin Fowler is a junior at Hoggard High School in Wilmington, N.C. She plays midfield, and this is her third year on the varsity team. Fowler took up lacrosse while in middle school. She also has played soccer and runs cross country. Fowler hopes to play lacrosse in college and is looking to study education and become a teacher. She has already gotten feelers from some colleges, and will likely hear more in the coming months.
WHAT SHE D ID: Fowler led her team to a 21-10 victory over Enloe in a North Carolina playoff game last week, scoring eight goals and one assist. This was the team’s first playoff game, but its season ended with a playoff loss Saturday afternoon. Hoggard finished the regular season unbeaten at 16-0. Fowler also plays on the Carolina Fever travel team and made Carolina One, the Lower Atlantic team that will compete at the US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament in Maryland later this month.
WHY WE NOTICED: The playoff victory over Enloe was the second time this season that Fowler scored eight goals in a game. She also did it against Catoctin (Md.), getting eight goals and two assists in a 20-8 rout on April 11. Fowler was the team’s leading scorer with 76 goals and 17 assists this season, finishing with 93 points. She now has 205 goals and 60 assists for her career.
WHAT SHE SAID: “I think that going into the game, I was ready to play. I was really energized. Every pass worked, and I guess my shots were on. I think that this year we really worked hard as a team. That was our goal, to win every single game in the regular season. Last year, we were 13-2, counting the playoff loss. This year, the first playoff game ended the way we wanted it to, but unfortunately the second one didn’t. Next year, we want to get to at least the third round of playoffs leading into winning the states."
WHAT’S NEXT: The summer. Hoggard lost to Green Hope in the second round of the playoffs on Friday night, 12-7. Hoggard finished with a 17-1 record this year.
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