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Women's Lacrosse - Mon, Apr. 23, 2012

Cheyenne Bray from Collierville, TN has signed to play for the Tennessee Wesleyan Lady Bulldogs in the fall of 2012. Cheyenne is a four-year Varsity Captain on the Collierville Lady Dragons lacrosse team. Cheyenne began playing lacrosse at the age of 13 with the Briarcrest Christian School club team. During her Freshman year at Collierville High School she approached the school administration and requested to add a girls lacrosse program.  The process took less than 15 minutes to be granted after a roster of 40 players was presented to the school principal. In 2009 the Lady Dragons began to compete with 25 other teams in the state of Tennessee. The following year the Collierville Lacrosse program developed a middle school team in which Cheyenne encouraged other varsity players to help mentor. Cheyenne has led the team in scoring throughout her high school career. She was nominated for All Region her sophmore and junior year. Her junior year she was selected to be on the All Region team and played in the Inaugural TGLA All-Star game. Cheyenne has been a U13 ref in the Memphis area for three years and also helped coach area middle school players in the Stickhead Indoor Lacrosse Fall and Winter Leagues. Cheyenne has been a strong leader to her teammates and in the growth of the game in the Memphis area. She is the first Collierville Lacrosse player to receive an athletic scholarship for lacrosse.

Cheyenne's coach John Bartholomew gave high regards by saying: "Cheyenne Bray's superior athleticism allows her to outperform her opponents on every level. Her athleticism is exemplified best by her excellent hand eye coordination. Her ability to receive and distribute the ball with both hands is a direct result of her hand eye coordination and her tremendous work ethic. Cheyenne has the ability to make defenders miss with quick changes in direction and quick acceleration. In addition to her physical abilities, Cheyenne has a decision making process that makes her a complete athlete. In my opinion, the combination of the aforementioned attributes and talents will undoubtedly compliment the playing style of any team.

Cheyenne Bray has the personality of a leader and a winner. She is a very friendly and cooperative teammate, which is why she has been the captain of her team since her freshman year. What intrigues me the most about her personality, is her desire to always improve. Even as our team MVP for three years running, (most likely going to be four) she is the first person to arrive at every practice and game. Cheyenne practices and conditions on her own in the off-season and in between weekly practices. Her role as team captain is vital to the team, and if you asked every player and parent on our team; they would agree that Cheyenne is the leader. Still, even with the responsibility and sometimes burden of being team captain, she has the respect and admiration of every teammate, official, and opponent. Cheyenne has the personality of a leader and a winner; the personality of a player that you want on your team!"