Murfreesboro's Faour enjoying success on lacrosse field

The Webb School's Leann Faour, a Murfreesboro resident, recently played for Team Tennessee in a national lacrosse tournament. SUBMITTED PHOTO

One of the top high school lacrosse players resides in Murfreesboro, and she has the resume to support it.

Leann Faour, a rising junior at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, recently competed with Team Tennessee in a prestigious national tournament in Baltimore, Maryland.

Faour, who has been playing lacrosse since she was in fifth grade, made the team after a series of tryouts.

"We had tryouts at Harpeth Hall and there were a bunch of scouts there watching you," Faour said. "They set up drills and then after a few days the sent a list of who made it. It was exciting. There were 20 of us who made the team.

"We played against teams from different states and won every game except one. We lost our first and we finished in fifth place. It was a lot of fun. We got to meet and talk with a lot of players from other states. They weren't used to hot weather, which was kind of funny."

Faour's passion for the sport was a result of friends convincing her to play at Webb.

"I started in fifth grade at Webb," she said. "I had a lot of friends who played and were begging me to play. So, I decided to since they were on the team, and I've really enjoyed it ever since."

Although lacrosse won't become an official TSSAA sport for two years, Faour said Webb plays a full schedule in the spring.

"In the school season we have two games a week usually and sometimes three," she said. "Right now, I've played in travels tournaments almost every weekend. I'll take a two-week break, but I'll still be doing a lot of camps.

"I'm excited it's going to be a TSSAA sport. Now we are playing teams from Chattanooga and Nashville, so it will great to play schools closer to us. It's a growing sport. I would tell girls to not be afraid to play. It's just as new to them as most anyone in the state."

Faour says she has aspirations of continuing the sport in college.

"I've already talked to coach through email and stuff from the tournaments where they've came and watched us," she said. "I don't exactly know where I want to go, but I had an idea and definitely want to play lacrosse in college."

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