Patch visited Chesapeake High School to catch up with senior girls lacrosse defender Molly Kabis, who recently received an award for the work she does in Riverdale Forest, her community located in Severna Park.
Pasadena Patch: Tell us a little bit about the award you recently received.
Molly Kabis: Every year at Christmastime, a couple of kids in my neighborhood and I get together and collect clothes and food to donate to this huge program called Take Back Our Streets, which donates things to underprivileged families in Anne Arundel County. We have been doing it for six or seven years and donate like three trucks full of stuff. This year we were recognized in Annapolis by a few members of the Maryland House of Delegates and a few members of the Senate. They gave us citations of recognition for community service for all the hard work we do in our community.
Pasadena Patch: What is your favorite part about playing lacrosse at Chesapeake?
Kabis: I really love the whole family aspect of the team. The girls are really close and we have a lot of fun together.
Pasadena Patch: You have been on varsity for three years, how has the team performed during that time?
Kabis: We’ve done really well; we have been kind of bunched up in the middle of the standings in the county, but this year we are hoping to break out of that and win a couple more games.
Pasadena Patch: What is your favorite game or memory from Chesapeake lacrosse?
Kabis: Last year we beat Arundel and it was a really close game the whole time—back and forth, back and forth. We ended up winning and our coach was so happy because it was one of her rival teams she really wanted to beat. Arundel is a really good team so we want to beat them again this year.
Pasadena Patch: Since you are a senior, what is next for you? What are your college plans?
Kabis: I am hoping to play club lacrosse and maybe soccer as well, but I really want to focus on my schoolwork. I am waiting to receive letters in the mail from schools this week or next week, so I am not really sure where I am going. I applied to William and Mary, which is my top choice. I also applied to Wake Forest and George Washington University. I am thinking of majoring in kinesiology and then going on to medical school. I think I want to be an orthopedic doctor and playing sports had a lot to do with that. I have been to the orthopedic doctor a lot and they have helped me through a lot of things. I want to be able to help young athletes pursue their careers and their love of the game safety.