Ava and Anna Claire Kristynik
Ava and Anna Claire Kristynik excel at a sport uncommon in Texas. A combination of basketball, soccer, and hockey, lacrosse is considered the first sport in America and requires strength, coordination, and, like most sports, an incredible amount of discipline.
Despite being one of the fastest growing team sports in America, lacrosse is considered a nontraditional sport in the Southwest. Both Ava (Senior) and Anna Claire (Freshman) received special recognition this year for their lacrosse talent, and are proud to represent Liberty in their achievements.
This year, Ava and Anna Claire were selected by a panel of judges and experts to play in the All-American Underclass Games, the most prestigious high school tournament of the summer. The sisters were chosen for teams representing their graduation year in the Southwest division and traveled to Indianapolis over the summer to compete against other divisions. Ava’s team won the championship and advanced to the National Championship in Virginia Beach, VA.
Ava has verbally committed to play for Notre Dame next year and was named an Adrenaline All-American, a prestigious award given to the top 60 players from the West by the Adrenaline Evaluation Team for outstanding talent, leadership, and collegiate lacrosse achievement.
As an Adrenaline All-American, Ava will have the opportunity to compete in the All-American Game in Frisco, TX next summer, a nationally broadcasted game highlighting the top western lacrosse players.
Ava and Anne Claire embody the characteristics of The Warrior Way both on and off campus by striving for excellence in their athletic pursuits. Their outstanding achievements and national recognition is evidence of their hard work, discipline, and leadership in the sport. Ava and Anna Claire, you are Remarkable Warriors!