Tonawanda, N.Y. (WKBW) - When Lois Garlow steps onto the lacrosse field, she knows how blessed she is.
"Some Native girls aren't allowed to play lacrosse," Garlow said. "It's a sacred sport for men and I'm happy to have the opportunity to play this sport."
Garlow is Native American and the sport of lacrosse is huge in her culture. She's been around the sport for as long as she can remember and has been able to play at the high school level for the past few years.
"Lacrosse is a part of me, is a part of my life and is one of my favorites", she said.
As a transfer student from Utah, Garlow enrolled at Mount St. Mary in Tonawanda before the current academic school year.
Her passion and talent on the field is evident. In a week span, Garlow grabbed her 100th career goal, her 100th career assist and broke the school's record for most goals in a single season.
She calls all of those milestones a team effort.
"My team has been supportive of me and supportive of everything I've done," Garlow said. "I couldn't have done it without them. It's a team sport and I'm so grateful to have them in my corner."
Garlow's lacrosse career, just like her heritage, is a part of who she is and she's taking those on-field talents to Coastal Carolina.
She won't be taking off that blue and white uniform though for another year and to her, that's a good thing.
"I'm super glad I have another year because I'm not ready to leave just yet," she said. "I'm excited for the future for me and for what my team holds."
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