Posted at: 02/06/2013 10:12 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- When she was 13-years-old, Erin Meyers made a decision that, looking back, was a good call.
"I actually went to watch one of my friends that's on the team right now, Blair Lebeck, she was playing on her 10-and-under team," Meyers said. "And I just thought it was a really cool sport and I wanted to give it a try."
Fast forward to 2013, and Meyers is now a senior captain for JM/Lourdes.
"It's definitely a bigger challenge this year, being a senior captain and having to set a good role for the younger girls," Meyers said.
"We have three good goalies, and I think what sets Erin apart is her work ethic," Rockets head coach Bob Montrose said. "She really practices hard everyday. Coach (Scott) Crowley specializes with our goalies, and she's really bought in to what he's selling."
It's paid off.
Meyers ranks ninth in state in goals against with a mark of 1.43, and her save percentage of .935 is good enough for eighth.
"It's totally been a surprise to see how far up I can get. At one point, I was first in state for both (categories), and that was really just a cool thing to see," Meyers said.
"She's been our backbone. Our team has really relied on defense, and boy, when we break down, she's there for us," Montrose said.