TENNERTON – Miranda Greene, a junior attacker on the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc lacrosse team, recently garnered All-American honors by US Lacrosse.
Greene was tops in the state of West Virginia in goals with 96 and points with 110.
She was in the top five in the state in ground balls with 61.
Nationally, she was 26th in goals and 66th in points.
She was recently named to the WVSLA All-State First Team, an honor she received as a freshman, when she also led the state in scoring. Her sophomore season was taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greene said she was surprised to receive All-American honors when it was revealed to her.
“Honestly, it was a shock to me to be awarded something so important and big,” stated Greene. “I’m so honored to have the chance to even get the award. It’s been a crazy experience all-around. This is so huge for me. I'm so thankful for everyone who supported me and helped me be the lacrosse player I am today. Again, this is such a honor and I'm so grateful to receive this award.”
The Lady Bucs advanced to the WVSLA’s Final Four before bowing out of the state tournament semifinals with a heartbreaking 9-8 loss to George Washington.
They ended the year with an impressive 13-4 record.
Greene is looking forward to her senior season and taking her game to the next level after that.
“I’m so excited to continue playing the sport I love next year as a senior and hopefully I will have the opportunity to play in college.”
The Lady Bucs and Greene are coached by her father Jamie.
“I am very proud of her as her father and her coach,” remarked Jamie. “It’s great to see girls from Buckhannon-Upshur getting recognition in lacrosse. I believe it’s a well-deserved honor. She has led the state two years in a row in scoring and in points. She is a two time First-Team All-State player using her speed and stick skills and getting her teammates involved in the game. Plus, she also plays on a travel lacrosse team over the summer and winter. That helps keep the fundamentals up and learning new techniques from college coaches.”
Like his daughter, Jamie is eager to see what is store for Miranda her senior season.
“I am certainly looking forward to next year,” concluded Jamie. “Good thing are sure to come.”