Hard workers, good listeners, smart players
The Summit’s girls’ lacrosse program may have started with humble beginnings, but since the team advanced to the state finals in 2007, the program has been growing.
Hard workers, good listeners and smart players have fueled the program’s dogged approach. When it comes to scheduling, the philosophy is to create a rigorous lineup that includes Division I opponents.
In 2015 and 2016, the Silver Knights advanced to the Division II state semifinals after winning regional titles and MVC championships. Summit has won the MVC from 2015-2019. In 2019, the Silver Knights reached the regional final.
Todd Kinross is a 1987 graduate of Summit. He started the swim team, became the track and field team’s first pole vaulter and was the captain of three teams his senior year. He was inducted into the SCD Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Coach Kinross has coached various youth and high school sports for many years. His approach is to mentor and encourage his players to be leaders of character on and off the field. “I think every lady is trying to do things right. If they make a mistake, it is my role to help them understand how to get better and be more successful, not to point out the negatives,” he says. Coach Kinross is assisted by Scott Hill and Alex Mollohan.