If anyone knows how to kick it, it’s Kirsten. And the rookie member of the Buffalo Bandits dance team has kicked her way right on to the recognition platform known as the National Lacrosse League Girl of the Week. She’s new to the Western New York scene after growing up on Long Island, and moving across the state hasn’t changed her groove one bit. Such a big move may seem like a chore, but this champion dancer fits right in with a championship team.
Just like so many of the NLL dancers before her, Kirsten is well-versed. You name it, she’s danced it. Ballet at 3 years old, twirling baton with a national title by the age 6, and the next 10 years in a dance studio studying everying from lyrical, pointe, tap, jazz and acrobatics. Quite the resume, for sure. But it was during her high school years that she got into the kick line scene, and her junior and senior years of high school were spent as captain of the school line, which won championships on Long Island and nationally. Now she’s in college with aspirations of working in the medical field upon graduation, and she’s biding her time with the Bandits dance team.
In between all this dancing, though, she’s found plenty of time for lacrosse. Actually, it would have been near impossible to avoid it. “Lacrosse has been a big part of my family’s life since my dad and all of my cousins played throughout high school,” Kirsten told NLL.com. “Although my family does not live close enough to see all my games, they love being able to watch me, the Bandettes and the Bandits on nll.com.”
So there ya have it, Kirsten, the newest NLL Girl of the Week. When you’re done with these words, slide on over to this link and check out the hotly contested battle between Heidi and Angela, who need your votes to move on to the next round of our National Lacrosse League Girls of the Week contest.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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