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Sarasota Athlete of the Week: Susan Lowther

The Riverview High girls lacrosse senior is climbing the national points rankings in 2024.

Riverview High girls lacrosse senior Susan Lowther is fourth in the United States in total points (123) as of April 9.
Riverview High girls lacrosse senior Susan Lowther is fourth in the United States in total points (123) as of April 9.
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Susan Lowther is a senior on the Riverview High girls lacrosse team. Lowther, a Clemson University commit, has 81 goals and 42 assists in 2024, totaling 123 points in 14 games (8.8 points per game). According to MaxPreps statistics, Lowther is fourth in the United States in points and eighth in goals as of April 9. The Rams are 9-5 entering the postseason.

When did you start playing lacrosse?

I started when I was in third or fourth grade. My neighbor played with our local rec league, the Sarasota Seahawks. I started playing with her. There was a steep learning curve because of the (lacrosse) stick. It's weird to catch and to throw with it at first. It took me a year or so to even start doing that well. 

What is the appeal to you now?

I think it is fun to see how defense can translate to offense. If there's a turnover and we pass it up the field and get a goal, that's cool. There are a lot of diverse positions and you can get creative in how you play. 

What is your best skill?

I'm confident defensively when one-on-one. I think it is the same offensively. I just handle a one-on-one situation well. 

What have you been working to improve?

My mindset, just being patient and calm. I think a lot of the time I can get in my own head. I have tried to stay more calm this year. 

Why did you commit to Clemson?

It's gorgeous. There's a lake right by the field. The coaches are amazing. It's a great program. And it's new, so they have new facilities and they're starting to get going. I want to be a part of building up a good program. 

What can Riverview do to find success in the postseason?

For us, it is about playing a full game. Sometime we will have these moments of greatness. Maybe one game we will be great offensively, then the next we will do well defensively. If we can put that all together, we should be able to make a run. 

What is your favorite food?

Steak. I like it cooked medium rare. Anything over medium is disgusting. 

What is your favorite TV show?

I'm watching "Lost" right now and I think that is going to end up my favorite show. But I also like "Breaking Bad."

What are your hobbies?

I like going to the beach. I like to read. I like watching sports on TV. 

Which superpower would you pick?

I think I would want to fly, so I could go wherever I wanted. 

What is the best advice you have received?

Slow yourself down, especially when you get into the big moments of a game. I can get stressed or want to overcomplicate things. If I slow down and collect myself, I feel like the game gets so much easier. 

Finish this sentence: "Susan Lowther is …"

Driven. When I put my mind to something, I get it done. 



Ryan Kohn

Ryan Kohn is the sports editor for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. He was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. His biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. His strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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