When Jenny Schneidereith gave birth to quadruplets, Sept. 23, 1998, it would have been impossible to predict what would ultimately be the common thread that binds the siblings as they enter their teenage years.
Still, anyone who knows Jamie, Maggie, Lucy and Georgia also understands where most of the Towson High freshmen's free time is spent — on the lacrosse field practicing and playing the sport that has become the centerpiece of their lives.
"No makeup, they're not into boys yet, they just love lacrosse," said Jenny. "They're wholesome. Sometimes I look at them and say, 'Did they come from me? Are they really mine?' We've just been very blessed."
Naturally, their father, Wilbur, who played prep lacrosse at St. Paul's and coached the girls' rec league teams when they were 6, deserves much of the credit for introducing them to the sport.
"Their dad had a strong passion for the game and he is definitely their bond," said Jenny, noting Wilbur is also a lacrosse referee.
To this day, the 14-year-old quadruplets feel most connected on the field.
Maggie, the quiet one, plays attack. Jamie and Lucy are midfielders on the varsity with Maggie while Georgia, the youngest, is a junior varsity goalie for the Generals.
"We have just always been together," Jamie said. "There is nothing else real specific we like to do other than lacrosse.
"I feel like lacrosse is one of the main things we've all done together," Lucy said. "If it wasn't for (my sisters), I probably wouldn't be playing many sports."
They play almost year-round as members of the prestigious M & D Lazers club team, based in Howard County.
Traveling to and from lacrosse game in the region is nothing new to the Schneidereith's. When the girls were younger, the family was used to spending almost every summer weekend together at youth lacrosse tournaments.
Rare were weekend camping or beach trips during lacrosse season.
"They (tournaments) are like a vacation for all six of us," Jenny said. "We kind of go and move as a unit. I'm probably the luckiest mom in the world to sit there and watch four of them at the same time. It's just a beautiful thing, and they love it."
The days of watching all four girls on the same team changed slightly last summer, when Maggie earned a spot on the Lazers' elite 2016 Black team while the rest stayed on the 2016 Red squad.
Jamie will join Maggie on the Black team this summer, while Lucy and Georgia will play for the Red team again.
The girls are not strictly one-dimensional when it comes to their activities.
Lucy, who played basketball with Jamie and Maggie at Towson, also dances for the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council.
"I've gone from a game to a dress rehearsal before," she said.
Her sisters are quick to poke fun at her dance moves and mannerisms on the lacrosse field. Yet they admit they love to watch Lucy dance, even though they prefer lacrosse over a recital.