White River senior named All-American

After participating in the Stars and Stripes camp in July, White River senior Hannah Lewandowski was selected to the USA rugby girls high school All-American team.

After participating in the Stars and Stripes camp in July, White River senior Hannah Lewandowski was selected to the USA rugby girls high school All-American team.

When she found out she was named to the All-American team, Lewandowski said she was “excited!”

“I want to play in the World Cup when I’m ready and this is one step closer to reaching my dreams!,” she wrote in an email.

Aside from this honor, she has also been nominated as top 15 in the nation.

“(This) is a great honor,” Lewandowski’s mom, Nicola, said. “It will help her in her dream of playing professionally and in the Olympics as well as attending college.”

Andy Ramsay, head coach for the Rainier Plateau Junior Rugby, has been receiving “remarkable” feedback from top level coaches regarding Lewandowski, he said.

“She is being watched closely by USA Rugby National Selectors,” Ramsay said.

Lewandowski is one of two players who remain with Rainier Plateau rugby since the girls team was created three years ago, he said.

“Unlike many young student athletes, Hannah always gives 100 percent,” Ramsay said. “She was instrumental in helping our team achieve our most successful season so far.”

Besides playing rugby, Lewandowski wrestles for the Hornets.

She has been wrestling for White River for two years now and has taken second place in state.

Her goal this year, Nicola said, it to finish first in state.

Her mom said she joined the wrestling team to help her stay in shape for rugby.

“She loves both sports,” Nicola said. “Her leadership carries through in both sports as team captain for her rugby team and wrestling team.”

Lewandowski along with the other All-American players traveled to Ontario to play in the Under-20 Can-Am Series against Canada.

The Rainier Plateau season starts back up in January and White River’s wrestling season is scheduled to start in mid-December.

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