Feb 13, 2013
Girl Thriving With High School Boys Basketball Team

MaxPreps.com

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Lacy Asdourian is a female living a male world.

It’s a world she has no intention of conquering, and it’s a world that she hesitantly entered because she loves her school and she loves basketball.

She doesn’t want to be the poster child who inspires more girls to take the same route she did. She just wants to play hoops.

That’s why Asdourian put her misgivings aside and joined the boys basketball team at Liberty Christian (Redding, Calif.). It wasn’t her favorite option, but it was the only option that gave her the chance to play the game she loves and to stay at the only school she’s ever known.

The junior point guard is not only surviving with the Patriots, some would say she is thriving. She plays a significant role on one of far-Northern California’s better small-school boys programs, and has found a way to keep involved in the things important to her.

The 16-year-old is doing this because of what is important to her. It’s not about anything more than that, her coach said.

“She does not want to be a circus event. She doesn’t want everyone to cheer when she touches the ball, Liberty Christian coach Todd Franklin said. She wants to be a basketball player.”

It’s hard to be just a basketball player when you are the girl playing on the boys team. But she’s trying.

“It’s how my personality is. I would rather blend in, Asdourian said. It’s the boys’ season and I don’t want to take anything away from them by getting extra attention. I’ve never liked being the center of attention.”

Girl Thriving With High School Boys Basketball Team

MaxPreps.com

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/3N727IankEauCXw-yWqVVg/loves-the-game, -loves-her-school–lacy-asdourian-is-a-girl-playing-on-a-boys-basketball-team.htm

Lacy Asdourian is a female living a male world. It’s a world she has no intention of conquering, and it’s a world that she hesitantly entered because she loves her school and she loves basketball. She doesn’t want to be the poster child who inspires more girls to take the same route she did. She just wants to play hoops. That’s why Asdourian put her misgivings aside and joined the boys basketball team at Liberty Christian (Redding, Calif.). It wasn’t her favorite option, but it was the only option that gave her the chance to play the game she loves and to stay at the only school she’s ever known.

The junior point guard is not only surviving with the Patriots, some would say she is thriving. She plays a significant role on one of far-Northern California’s better small-school boys programs, and has found a way to keep involved in the things important to her. The 16-year-old is doing this because of what is important to her. It’s not about anything more than that, her coach said. “She does not want to be a circus event. She doesn’t want everyone to cheer when she touches the ball, Liberty Christian coach Todd Franklin said. She wants to be a basketball player.” It’s hard to be just a basketball player when you are the girl playing on the boys team. But she’s trying. “It’s how my personality is. I would rather blend in, Asdourian said. It’s the boys’ season and I don’t want to take anything away from them by getting extra attention. I’ve never liked being the center of attention.”






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