Senior Mya Huddleston Commits to Illinois Institute of Technology for Lacrosse


Credit to Jordan Milewwczik

Senior Mya Huddleston runs alongside a FHHS player in an attempt to defend her. Huddleston will be playing lacrosse in college at Illinois Tech.

By Claire Huss

Senior Mya Huddleston started playing girls lacrosse her freshman year. Her freshman year was the first year FHN even offered lacrosse. She joined a club team called Rush and has continued to improve throughout her years playing. 

“At first, I never thought I would be playing in college because of my major,” Huddleston said. “But, I was told by my coaches that I should look into playing in college and with the college I was looking at, they had division three lacrosse, so it worked out.”

Huddleston started out as playing as a midfielder. Then her coach noticed she had good defensive skills so he put her in as a defensive player. 

“She has improved by being more aggressive,” junior teammate Hailey Jenkins said. “It is harder for girls to get past her and score on her.” 

Huddleston committed with Illinois Institute of Technology which is a DIII (division three) school. She chose Illinois Tech because it offered the most money and it is right in the city of Chicago which is known for architecture. She wants to major in architecture so she felt like it was a perfect fit for her.

“I am excited to see what position they put me in on the field,” Huddleston said. “In college, they put you in any position.”

Huddleston wants to make the most out of the last lacrosse season of her high school career. She hopes to improve her game and skills now, and in college. 

“I am looking forward to starting a new life in college and looking forward to meeting new people,” Huddleston said.