Evan Riss walked into Oakland Mills High School more than three years ago unsure if it was the place he belonged.
He was a talented lacrosse player, good enough to earn a partial scholarship to a top private school where he could’ve excelled and garnered more recognition on the field. He wanted to win a state championship or at least compete for a league title, not fight tooth and nail week in and week out only to battle for a .500 record.
But as he reflected on his four-year varsity career, Riss couldn’t help but smile and remember there’s no place like “hOMe.”
“Everything felt like family. No one felt out of place and it seemed like I belonged here,” said Riss, who was...