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CityLax Board Member Britt Brown Featured in US Lacrosse Magazine BLAXERS BLOG: GOALIE TALK WITH BRITT BROWN, MIRA SHANE AND IMANI WEST

THU NOV 5 2020 | BRIAN SIMPKINS | COLLEGE

PHOTO BY BENJI BEAR

US Lacrosse Magazine has partnered with Blaxers Blog to produce a series of stories that illuminate the minority lacrosse experience and promote the accomplishments of those individuals who have defied stereotypes to succeed in the sport.

Read more about Blaxers Blog and the content partnership here.

Being a successful goalie takes courage and leadership. Black goaltending representation in women’s lacrosse is a rare sight. Brian Simpkins of Blaxers Blog spoke with a few recent college graduates on their love for the position and what wisdom they want to pass onto others.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the Black goalies who have made an impact on college programs. Each has a unique story and each is looking to stay involved in the sport.

Britt Brown
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Colleges: Virginia (2014-15), Penn (2016-17)

In 2017, Brown was named an IWLCA first team All-Region selection and a second team All-Ivy selection. Also during her senior season, Brown was ranked third nationally in save percentage (.540) and fourth in goals allowed average (8.40). Brown currently serves as a CityLax board member. Brown will join the newly formed Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse league in Summer 2021.

Mira Shane
Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
College: Michigan (2016-19)

In 2019, Shane was as a Tewaaraton Award nominee and an IWLCA second team All-Region selection. Before graduating, Shane set Michigan’s all-time goaltending records in victories (24) and save percentage (.451). Shane currently serves as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan after holding the same position at Harvard last season. Shane will join the newly formed Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse league in Summer 2021.

Imani West
Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.
College: Longwood (2015-18)

As a team captain in 2018, West set Longwood’s single-season record for ground balls (67) and earned second team All-Big South honors. Also in 2018, West ranked second on Longwood’s all-time list in career saves (451) while ranking fifth nationally in ground balls per game (3.72) and sixth in saves (182). West currently serves as a clinician for the US Lacrosse Sankofa Clinic Series.

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