Jenna Cappis has played in OLA for 5 years, this would have been her 6th. She played all positions but excelled at defence, earning her the nickname "Gator". Jenna enjoyed many successes through regular play, playoffs and tournaments. She has many gold, silver and bronze metals as well many friends throughout the lacrosse community to prove it. Her favourite coach was Larry Neilsen with her Dad, Adam Cappis, coming in a close second place. She will miss Olds Lacrosse and thanks all involved for their time and encouragement.
Austin Schoonerbeek has played with OLA for nine years, this would’ve been his tenth. Throughout this time he has played every position but excels in defence. He has enjoyed many moments but last seasons High River tournament and winning gold stands out as a favourite. His favourite coach was Larry Nielsen who always made practice and games fun but kept it a tight running show. Austin’s love grew and he crossed over into field the last three years, even having the chance to play internationally. He will miss OLA, his teammates, coaches and all the crazy parents in the stands.
Ben Nielsen has been playing for four years. He has enjoyed everything about lacrosse but especially the tournaments and hanging out with his teammates. Highlights are the Lethbridge tournament, earning gold in High River and winning the Ryan McBeath award in 2019. He sends out a big thank you to Adam Cappis for all his coaching.