Heights High All-American lacrosse player receives Scholar Athlete award
All-American lacrosse player Meg Lentz received the Farmers Scholar Athlete award. The presentation took place at the Sept. 16 Cleveland Heights vs. Maple Heights football halftime show on Fox 8.
The award is given to students who excel both in the classroom and on the athletic field.
Lentz has a 4.5 GPA, is a top scorer on the Heights team and as her All-American status suggests, she plans to attend a Division I college to play lacrosse.
“Receiving this award is a great honor,” Lentz said. “I like that it recognizes women's lacrosse. Our team works so hard, and I love getting exposure for our sport.”
In July, she received All-American first team designation as a sophomore.
Heights senior Eve Tranchito, who is now playing lacrosse for the University of Oregon, was awarded the All-American honorable mention. Four girls in the Cleveland area were recognized.
Lentz said she likes the creativity offered in her sport.
“There are so many ways to score in lacrosse,” she said. “And everyone makes a difference on the field.” She plays midfield and said she enjoys the versatility of that position.
Lentz's academic interests include math, economics and French. She is interested in several schools, but said she will definitely apply to Ohio State, Stanford, and Northwestern universities. All are ranked in the top 20 for women’s lacrosse.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.