Young Lady Tigers LAX program celebrates first college signings

Young Lady Tigers LAX program celebrates first college signings

FCHS celebrated their first Lady Tiger lacrosse signings when (L to R) Trinity Brown, Alyssa Klinger, and Jocelyn Arnold inked their names to play at the collegiate level. They are joined by coaches (standing L to R) Chris McCord and Sammie McCaskill. (Staff Photo by Christopher Dunn)

The lacrosse program at Fayette County High School hasn’t been around long, but it’s been around long enough to make an impact. The Lady Tigers celebrated a momentous occasion Wednesday morning when three seniors became the first in team history to sign to play at the collegiate level.

Trinity Brown signed with University of the Cumberlands, Alyssa Klinger signed with Reinhardt University, and Jocelyn Arnold signed with Notre Dame College.

The signing celebration was hosted in the school’s library, an appropriate venue.

“This is a very special day because about four or five years ago, in this very room, we had a meeting in the spring time to discuss the possibility of bringing lacrosse to Fayette County High School,” said athletic director Kelly Taylor.

“I was against it. I wasn’t sure it would be successful,” she admitted, joking, “It’s one of the very few times I was wrong.”

Brown, Klinger, and Arnold are part of the first class to be able to play all four years in the program, and they wouldn’t have been able to do it without plenty of support.

“With the help of some incredibly strong parents, some awesome kids, outstanding coaches, and a very supportive and wonderful principal, look at where we are today,” said Taylor.

Head coach Chris McCord celebrated what pleasure it has been to coach the girls along with assistants Sammie McCaskill and Kwesi Franco.

“What makes our job easy and fun are the ladies,” he said. “All three of these ladies are athletic, all three of these ladies are coachable and very willing to learn,” he said. “I know when they get to their respective college teams with coaches that are far better than I am within the sport, they’re going to truly flourish and learn the sport better than ever.”

More than just on the field, they are always winners.

“Above all, these three ladies are loving and fine, amazing humans,” said McCord. “I love them with all of my heart