Although she has one more season of lacrosse to play at Mexico High School, senior Rachel Rose will transition from Mexico’s orange to the purple of
Montevallo University next fall after recently signing her letter of intent.
Rose, who plays goalie, first caught the attention of varsity head coach David Passer as a seventh-grader when she displayed commitment to the position.
"What I noticed is that she never flinched. The first game I watched her play, she let in goals, but she never flinched from the ball,” said Passer.
After that first game, Passer said he approached Rose’s father to let him know how talented and successful his daughter could be. Fast-forward five
years, and Rose has proved her coach right.
“It’s to Rachel’s credit as a student first and an athlete second that this day has come. It’s been a great five years and I’m looking forward to this last year with her,” said Passer.