January Player Profile- Emily Tomimatsu
Emily Tomimatsu is a senior at Palisades Charter High School where she has been a three year starter on the varsity lacrosse team. Lacrosse is a focus and passion for Emily that she credits with giving her amazing friends, mentors and experiences that she will always be grateful for. Lacrosse will take her to Shenandoah University in Virginia this Fall where she will play Dlll lacrosse for Coach Lindsey Lutz http://www.suhornets.com/sports/wlax/coaches/index and study to become an Athletic Trainer.
Emily discovered lacrosse in 6th grade and immediately fell in love with the game. Finding the opportunity to play was challenging in Los Angeles, there were very few programs available at the time. Emily found the Los Angeles Lacrosse League http://www.lalacrosse.org/ in Pacific Palisades and the lacrosse journey began. Through LALL, she learned the basics of lacrosse, made her first lacrosse friends and became truly passionate about the sport. It came full circle when she went back to LALL to help coach the Sunday girls’ lacrosse clinics during her sophomore year of high school.
Continuing to chase lacrosse where ever she could find it, Emily joined the Starz club team based in San Diego http://www.starzlax.com/ . In high school she has continued her club play with LA Wave http://lawavelacrosse.com/ coached by National Team player and former Stanford Head Coach Michelle Uhlfelder. With the LA Wave team, she has had the opportunity to travel all over the country (including Hawaii) to play in tournaments at a higher level. http://hawaiilacrosse.com/tournament/
While at Pali High, Emily has excelled on her varsity team under head coach Juliet
Mittlemann. As a sophomore, she was honored with the Most Improved Player award.
In her junior year she was moved to Midfield, named Team Captain, Most Valuable Player and became a LA County U19 All-Star. Emily is excited to start her final season with the Dolphins, under the direction of new head coach Chelsea Treat.
The US Lacrosse Los Angeles Chapter named Emily Tomimatsu to the USL LA All- Chapter Team in 2013 http://www.lalax.org/High_School_Awards.html