Mater Dei sophomore midfielder Tess Keiser is the Athlete’s Choice Workhorse of the Week. The Workhorse of the Week Award recognizes athletes like Keiser for their hard work on and off the field, determination and positive attitudes. These attributes paid off for Keiser recently when she verbally committed to play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Arizona State University.
“It’s truly an honor to be named ‘Workhorse of the Week,’” Keiser said via email. “It validates all the hard work I’ve been putting there. It’s really humbling for me to be recognized for this, and I’m so grateful for my opportunity to train there.”
Nick Tintle, owner of Athletes Choice, has been training with Keiser since the end of her freshman season and is impressed by her work ethic and raw talent.
“(Keiser) has been consistently coming in to train with me two to three times a week and every time she is here to work,” Tintle said. “She doesn’t mess around. She is all about business. There is one speed with Tess and that is 100 percent speed. In those eight months she has become a more dynamic player.”
Mater Dei head coach Cressita Bowman echoed Tintle’s sentiments. “I’ve had the privilege of coaching Tess since she was in sixth grade. Even back then she was one of the hardest working, focused and versatile athletes,” Bowman said by email following Keiser’s verbal commitment to ASU.
“Before coming to Athlete’s Choice, I wanted to bring my game to the next level but didn’t know how,” Keiser said. “Nick taught me to play with more intensity and aggression. I learned ways to do wall ball and train more effectively. My stick skills, footwork, lacrosse IQ, and confidence as a player have grown tremendously in the past few months. Most importantly, training at Athletes Choice has reminded me of how much I love lacrosse. They make the hard work fun.”
About Athlete’s Choice
Athletes Choice is the Premiere Lacrosse Training Facility on the West Coast. We offer Lacrosse Performance classes for all positions, boys and girls, as well as for all ages and skill levels. Former Division I and current MLL lacrosse players with years of coaching and training experience instruct our performance classes. We focus on pairing lacrosse skill development with strength, power, speed and agility resulting in all around lacrosse athletes. No matter what position you play we have a program for you. First 3 classes are always FREE!!!
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