SPOTLIGHT: Goalie finds her calling in Lacrosse

Junior Kelli Doyle from Mercy H.S. wins 4Frenzy Award

Junior from Farmington Hills Mercy finds her calling in lacrosse (WDIV)

Favorite school subject: English

Favorite place in West Bloomfield: Drake Sports Park

Favorite lunch at school: Chef Mike’s chicken fingers and fries combo

Role model: My Mom because she is strong, kind and is always there for me

Junior Kelli Doyle from Mercy High School won “Best Goalie” for the 2021 4Frenzy Spring Awards in the Girls Lacrosse category. She has been playing lacrosse since middle school, but became a goalie her freshman year of high school.

“My advice to someone trying to be a goalie is, don’t be scared of the ball, and be prepared to be hit and get lots of bruises,” said Doyle. “It’s a hard job but it’s worth it in the end.”

After transferring this school year from Dublin, Ohio, Doyle was welcomed by her teammates and coaches. She was nervous at first, but is very grateful to them for making her experience memorable.

Kelli Doyle and friend Julia Rea before a senior night game (Kelli Doyle)

Although she has struggled in the past, she is now happy at Farmington Hills Mercy. She balances school and sports by planning out her time in advance, while using her hours off doing homework to not be overwhelmed.

“Lacrosse has given me a purpose in life and I’m grateful I’m a part of a sport like this,” said Doyle.

Doyle’s favorite extracurricular activity outside of school is spending time with her special needs friends. They bring her so much joy and never fail to brighten her day. She is now a part of the Healthy Habits club at Mercy.

For the future, Doyle thinks it would be fun to coach a lacrosse team or become a personal goalie coach. She also wants to go to college and study business in order to get career in commercial real estate.

Keep up the great work, Kelli!

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