Ms. Ottley is not only a teacher. She coaches the girls' high school team and her husband coaches the boys' high school team. They have both been heavily involved in the Utah Lacrosse scene since they first coached a youth team together ten years ago. Three of their sons and their daughter play lacrosse. She absolutely loves lacrosse. She says “it is a beautiful game with a rich and meaningful heritage. I love teaching girls this wonderful sport and watching their skills blossom”. Her favorite memory from this season was when they won their first game and the girls all ran out at the end to tackle their goalie (a tradition in lacrosse to show appreciation for your goalie) with happy tears streaming down their faces. She is so excited that lacrosse has come to Springville High! Even though the season is over this year, she encouraged any students interested in joining either the boys or girls team (9th graders can play on the high school team) to come talk to her!
Article written by: Adelynn Roylance , student reporter