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Madison Schulte, a senior midfielder at Seneca High in Tabernacle, N.J., grew up playing lacrosse in the front yard with her two older brothers. She first picked up a stick in kindergarten, and by high school she was playing year-round, on travel teams and the Seneca varsity squad, which she led in scoring with 59 goals as a freshman. But as college recruiting trips loomed, lacrosse got too serious too fast, she said. "It all just overwhelmed me very quickly," says Madison, who walked away from the sport and a likely Division I scholarship. But this spring, after a two-year sabbatical, she rejoined her high school team—last week she scored her 100th career goal—and is also coaching an 11-and-under youth squad. For herself and the girls she coaches she has a simple priority: "This year has been all about bringing the fun back into the game," Madison says. For more of her story, and to nominate your own candidate, visit