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Minka Martinez

2023 | CA: Laguna Niguel
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Quick & shifty lefty attacker, very coachable/fun, strong lacrosse IQ. Accurate shooter & feeder. Positive & encouraging teammate/friend! Disciplined--strong work ethic in fitness, lax skills & academics.

I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade, and I received the female "Athlete of the Year Award" in 8th grade. I was selected for the Under Amour West Command team going into both my freshman and sophomore years. My club team is the Mad Dog West Elite 2023 team and I also played for the Mad Dog National 2023 team and the American Select--West Team during the summer 2021. Last January I traveled to Florida for the Power 5 camp and was selected for the Highlight game. In my free time back at home, I put in time with Coach Nick Tintle (Athlete's Choice Sports Performance, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) to improve my stick as well as my dodging and footwork.
During high school freshman & sophomore years, I was a starter on our varsity girls lacrosse team every game. I'm a lefty crease attacker and a great dodger and feeder with a high IQ so I'm able to read the field well. I keep my eyes up and am good with 1v1 dodges, draw and dumps, working from X, and man up situations. Last year (sophomore year) we lost several seniors and had to rebuild so I needed to make the shift to midfielder/high attack to help more all around the field. I loved the challenge to learn more and increase my fitness and will be back as an attacker for club season. In 15 games my stats were 46 G, 26 A, and 30 GB. Last school year I also surfed as a member of the varsity surf team. Outside of sports before COVID, I volunteered at the senior living home right next to our high school campus and I also helped at a local food pantry. I am our high school's Admissions Ambassador and on ASB (student council). Last year, I took Spanish 4 Honors, AP History, Algebra 2 Honors, English 2 Honors with a cumulative GPA of 4.03 (unweighted 3.82). At this point, I am interested in studying something in health, education, or business at a competitive D1 lacrosse school. I am working hard and am really excited to continue meeting coaches & determine if it is a good match for us both!

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
2019 Female Athlete of the Year
2019 Under Armour All-American/Command Division/West
2020 Under Armour All-American/Command Division/West
Mad Dog 2023 National Team (Summer/Fall 2021)
Mad Dog 2023 All-Academic Team (2021)
2021 American Select/West Team Selection
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Other HS Sports Played:
High school varsity surf team
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Freshman & Sophomore varsity starter for all games, Under Armour Lacrosse Command West team as a freshman and sophomore, American Select West Team selection as a junior.

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Coach Contacts
High School:
St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Coach:
Mollie Stevens
Team Name:
SMES Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Jersey Number:
5
Club Name:
Mad Dog Girls
Coach:
Sam Farrell
Team Name:
Mad Dog West Elite Girls 2023
Jersey Number:
5
2nd Club Name:
Mad Dog Girls Lacrosse
Coach:
Sam Farrell
Team Name:
Mad Dog 2023 National Team
Jersey Number:
60

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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Endorsements

Nicholas Tintle

May 17, 2021

Minka is a naturally gifted athlete, she’s fast, has smooth footwork and is really putting in the extra work to become an elite player. Minka is very coachable, she has great work ethic and when paired with her natural ability, I’m certain she will play at the next level.

Mollie Stevens

Dec 9, 2020

Minka is an extremely hard worker and is truly dedicated to the sport. There are very few players I have coached that ask the amount of questions and want to put in the work to perfect their weakness like Minka does. Strong lefty attacker.

Samantha Farrell

Nov 2, 2020

Minka is a very dynamic lefty attacker. She has great vision and IQ on the attacking end. She has a great shot and can feed the ball to anyone. She is quick and shifty, is extremely hard working and has a great attitude.

Glen Miles

Nov 2, 2020

Outstanding Left handed player. Very quick, loves the game, great attitude, very hard working. This girl wants to play at the highest level and is putting in the time to make it happen.

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