The Viewmont Girls Lacrosse team has hired Kendra Francis to be the Head Coach with the intent of getting the Vikings back to the Girls D-II Championship game. In 2011, the Vikings fell short of the Championship, losing 7-5 to Waterford.
Viewmont returns several key players. Maddie Medeiros, Addie Acord and Camille Duke will look to be household names by the end of the season.
“We have loads of talent on the team,” said Francis. “We have a few returning varsity and a bunch of returning JV players who are bursting with talent.”
Francis hails from Ogden, having played her senior year at Weber High School. After high school, Francis was recruited to play for NCAA D-III Wells College in New York. Francis was a starting midfielder for Wells who made it to the semifinals in the NEAC Conference. When the season ended, Francis was was recruited to play for St. Andrews University.
“I quickly realized while playing on the college level that I wanted to be a coach,” said Francis.
Francis received a call from Viewmont and jumped at the opportunity.
“I am looking forward to getting great experience with a great group of girls,” said Francis. “I am looking forward to gaining great relationships with the team. I am excited to show everyone what this team can do. I am excited to be a part of such a talented and devoted team that can and will win championships.”
Francis will have the help of Scott Robinson who has coached football for North Ogden Junior High, Parowan High and is hoping to be on the Viewmont staff next season. Former Viewmont Head Coach Alison Knight, who decided to pursue personal and professional goals, will also help where she can.
Francis is currently attending Weber State University and studying business with an emphasis on sports and recreation management.