My name is Harrison Edwards and I am a part of the 2023 class at West Linn High School in West Linn, Oregon. I’m a dedicated attackman for Madlax Oregon and West Coast Starz. I also play on the Madlax National team and I was a part of the NASG Pacific Northwest team in 2020. I have a strong track record of effectively running the offense from the x position, and scoring or creating opportunities for others to put points on the board. I’m confident with my strong lacrosse IQ, and it helps me see opportunities for my team to be successful. I’m committed to continually improving my game and contributing to my team's success through my dedication to the programs I play for, and my personal goals.
I am a great asset to a team because of my unselfish play, and lacrosse IQ. I'm often allowed to be an onfield leader by my coach, and I feel like I have the attitude to help my team succeed. I never give up as we work for the win, and I lead by example. I love dodging from X on either side, and I use my right and left-hand shots as weapons to confuse the goalie. My change of direction and quickness allows me to create confusion for defenders, and I know how to take advantage of that for the finish or the assist.
I started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade and found playing at attack to be where I naturally excelled on the field, although I spent the first five years also playing midi and taking faceoffs. I've learned from some amazing coaches who taught me that IQ and understanding the game was as important as the physical aspect. I enjoy being an on-field leader, and I am comfortable dodging and finishing from both sides of the goal. I pride myself on my ability to find the open man and understand that the team aspect means that the assist is just as important as who scores. Being the youngest lacrosse player in my family, I also know how to be physical, and I'm not shy of contact. I'm quick on my feet and I love breaking the ankles of defenders when I change direction. I've played club lacrosse with 3d Oregon, Madlax Oregon, and West Coast Starz, and made Varsity as a freshman. I've always trained for speed and agility and played club lacrosse year-round. I also play football and use that experience to improve my lacrosse game.
Off the field, I snow ski, surf, and I love hanging out with my friends. I am a member of a service group at my high school called Helping Hands, I volunteer with the Special Needs kids through the Unified Club, and I'm also a part of the Honor Society. Because of Covid, our school is doing distance learning and I'm taking additional classes online to enhance my academic experience. I’m committed to my academics as well as my athletics and have balanced my studies with the time I spend with my family and friends as well as my community service and religious clubs. I’m a strong student, and while Oregon schools have been learning remotely, I’ve earned a 4.0, and expect to maintain that GPA this coming semester, and I plan to take the PSAT when it is offered again in Oregon.