Meet Shelley Cummings
School: Mission Viejo
Shelley is also a two-time National Team player and has been playing for over five years. She has been a member of Team OC, and XTEAM club teams and is currently playing for Pacific Falcons and is a third year varsity player at Mission Viejo High School. She has been recognized as 1st Team All League last year and this season she has had an impressive 65% shooting percentage and has been accountable for 23 points for the Mission Viejo, Diablos.
Why are you most excited about being able to play for the National Team? “What I’m looking forward to the most is being able to play against tough competition especially in a place where lacrosse is so big. It helps you learn a lot. Also the final four tournament. Being able to watch some of the best teams in the country play live is an incredible opportunity and it gets so intense!!!”
What is your favorite lacrosse memory? “My favorite lacrosse memory would probably have to be the national tournament last year. What I enjoyed the most was getting to know some awesome people in the lacrosse community. It’s funny because you play these teams during the high school and club season and the next thing you know you’re teammates with the girl you were up against on the draw circle. I went in only knowing a few girls and by the end of the trip I felt like I had made some of my best friends. It was the best experience of my life.”
If you could describe yourself in four “hashtags” what would they be? “#itspeanutbuttershelleytime #laxislife #letsrock #livemás”
If you were told you had to live the rest of your life as an animal what animal would you be and why? “A golden retriever because they’re loyal and obedient but they also like to have a good time.”
“Very coachable, will get everything done in the way you as a coach would hope for. Quiet vocally but her actions and play speak volumes to the quality of player she is. Shelley, believe in how good of a player you are. When you make mistakes have the confidence to go make the next play.” – Mission Viejo Coach, Jenna Porter