Patterson’s girls lacrosse players like to call their coach a showoff.
Zoe Stukenberg says she has to show off sometimes. After all, she led Maryland to the NCAA championship last spring and won the Tewaaraton Award as the best player in women’s college lacrosse.
For her, the stick tricks and fancy shots aren’t really about showing off. They’re about showing the Clippers the possibilities of the sport most of them had not played until a few weeks ago.
“It was a huge part of my high school and my college experience,” said Stukenberg, in her first year at Patterson with Teach for America. “I just was pumped at the idea of having a team here and letting the girls fall in...