Senior Britney Potter makes school history, signs first National Letter of Intent for girls’ lacrosse

May 10, 2017

It’s an exciting year for the Lady Rams lacrosse program! Senior Britney Potter signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Division III Southern Vermont College in a signing ceremony on Monday.

Britney, who only began playing lacrosse her sophomore year, is the first girls’ lacrosse player in school history to commit to playing in college.

“Britney is a quiet leader,” Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach Jessica Byerwalters said. “She’s a role model to the point where she doesn’t even have to say anything. The girls just know she is doing the right thing and they follow.”

Not only is Britney making history, but she’s also setting an example for future student-athletes to come.

“She’s proving to the younger girls that there can be more to come after Amsterdam lacrosse,” Coach Byerwalters said. “I hope she continues to improve her game and hopefully one day she’ll be known as one of the best players to come out of our program,” Byerwalters added.

What’s ironic about all of this? Britney never even planned to play lacrosse in college until she was contacted by the Southern Vermont coach.

“I went there and watched their games and met with the coach and the team,” Britney said. “It just felt like that’s where I needed to be.”

While she’s excited about what’s to come, Britney says she’ll never forget those who helped her get to where she is today.

“I love being a part of this team. We’re always there to pick each other up if someone is having a bad day,” Britney said. “Coach Byerwalters has also helped me not only with lacrosse, but with life. She’s just a great person all-around.”

Britney plans to major in radiology, with hopes of becoming a radiologist someday.