BEAUMONT, Texas — After making history last season, Landrie Young and the rest of the Lumberton girls soccer team were poised to make another run at state until the UIL canceled all remaining spring activities and state championships due to COVID-19.

"Honestly, this team is my favorite team I played with all four years and I really just wanted to finish off the high school season with them," Young said. "I really felt like we had a chance to go back to state this year and have a better chance at winning than we did last year and we all planned on getting a ring."

Though her season was cut short, all is not lost for the District 20-4A MVP, Young will be continuing her soccer career at Stephen F. Austin University.

"I've always wanted to go to SFA since sixth grade," Young said. "I've always loved the team, the coaching staff, the atmosphere and culture at SFA."  

Young looks forward to helping the Ladyjacks win there first conference title since 2015. Until then, she looks forward to graduating with her senior class and hopes that she was able to make a positive impact on the rest of her teammates throughout her high school career. 

"I really just hope that I was an influence to the team and they know that hard work pays off for what you work for," Young said. "I've been working my butt off my whole life for soccer and I hope they see that hard work will get you to where you want to go as long as you work for it."

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