School: Newport Harbor High School
Rylie is a new face on the National Team this year but has played for both Team OC and XTEAM clubs. She has been playing for three years and is currently on her third year as a varsity player at Newport Harbor High School. She has been recognized as 1st Team All-League in 2014 and has been recognized by Newport Harbor as the 2014 Most Valuable Midfielder, and the 2013 Most Improved Player.
Why are you most excited about being able to play for the National Team? “It’s a new experience and it’s going to be at a high level of play.”
What is your favorite lacrosse memory? “Winning the 2013 Midwest Showcase in Chicago with Team OC.”
If you could describe yourself in four “hashtags” what would they be? “#tall #sarcastic #unique #hardworking”
If you were told you had to live the rest of your life as an animal what animal would you be and why? “A Meerkat because they are adorable.”
“Rylie is a tremendous athlete with outrageous physical gifts, and she makes the most of them. She’s known for outreaching opponents on the draw, storming down the field, “mad dogging” defenders with amazingly crisp and quick cradling, and pocketing the ball with precision and style. She makes every player around her better. Beyond this, she is exceptionally mature and down-to-earth.” – Newport Harbor Coach, Matt Armstrong