Homer girls lacrosse standout reflects on breaking record (photos included)

Kloey Roos. (Photo Source: Stephen Yang of The Cortland Voice).

Kloey Roos had the luxury of accomplishing back-to-back milestones in the past week.

On April 26, the Homer varsity girls lacrosse senior standout notched her 200th career goal. Then, this past Monday, Roos shattered the all-time points school record with a goal in Homer’s game against Westhill.

The record, which was 264 points, was previously held by Homer High School graduate Olivia Porter since 2016. The record now belongs to Roos, who at the time on Monday had 265, was over 270 points (around 220 goals in total) as of Wednesday.

“It feels great. It’s a big accomplishment and it’s something that my younger self would be very, very proud of,” she said, who noted she’s been playing lacrosse for eight years. “I’ve had a stick in my hand for as long as I can remember.”

Looking at the crystal ball at first, Roos had “a rough idea” of the milestones. When she started to rack up the goals this season, which as of Thursday currently has over 50 goals, Roos started looking into the milestones a bit more.

“It’s just the hard work you put into it. It pays off,” she added. “I like the drive, but I like to be fed the ball. I had a drive to take it for myself.”

Kloey Roos. (Photo Source: Stephen Yang of The Cortland Voice).

Roos dedicates the milestones to “every lacrosse coach she’s had” in her young lacrosse career. More importantly, she gave a shout out to her parents, Kim and Jeff.

“I wouldn’t be able to do it without my mom and dad backing me every step of the way, putting me on these travel teams and telling me I can do it,” Roos said.

As of Thursday, the Trojans as a team have compiled a 8-2 record. Roos believes Homer is in good position the rest of the regular season, and heading into sectionals.

“We’re in a good position. These harder teams have been good competition, so it’s good for us to face these teams,” she said. “The goal is to learn from that and go farther in sectionals than we did last year.”

Roos continued, “I think we have a good shot at winning sectionals this season. I’m excited to see what’s going to happen. I’m ready for it.”

Once her time with the Trojans comes to an end, Roos will go on to play women’s lacrosse for the University at Albany. Until her final game with Homer rolls around, she’ll take in the moments, even the little ones, as much as she can.

“I’m never taking a moment for granted on the lacrosse field because I’m going to miss it once it’s gone,” Roos said.