“After a lifetime playing basketball,” LB Poly coach Mike Song said via email, “she discovered lacrosse her sophomore year and fell in love with the sport. She worked hard to develop the skills, put in the extra time, and in just two years began getting interest from colleges.”
The 5-foot-9 Waddles, a midfielder and draw specialist, plays club lacrosse for OC United. Song said she is a mode student-athlete who carries a 4.0 GPA.
“While a number of players from Poly have received offers in its short program history,” Song said, “Alison is the first at Long Beach Poly, both boys and girls, to receive and accept a four-year offer.”