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Kincaid leads the raid

Jordan Kincaid carries the ball past a Huron Valley defender. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
June 01, 2011 - Junior Jordan Kincaid has learned first hand the benefits of working hard.

As one of the leading scorers for the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team, he has helped the team get to their current 17-1 record.

"It has been a really big season for us," he said. "We are really excited we have been able to step it up this year."

He contributes the winning season to having a lot of experienced players and the mindset of the team.

"We have a lot more of a competitive spirit this year," said Kincaid. "We are really out there to get it. We have a little more of a killer instinct."

Another contributing factor he said to the season and scoring is the training.

"You really have to just stick with it," he explained. "Get on the wall with your wall balls and in the off season when you workout make sure you do it hard. You have to take every chance you get to improve yourself. That is one thing I really try to do. Everytime I have an opportunity I take it for what it is and get better."

Out of the last five games, he has led twice, scoring six in the 16-8 win over Troy on May 17 and five in the 13-6 win over South Lyon, May 14.

"He's a great player, a smart player," said Brian Kaminskas, head coach for the team. "He knows exactly what he is doing. He really controls the offense. He is a Clarkston player. He is a good guy."

Kincaid began playing lacrosse in sixth grade, practicing with the 7/8 grade team.

"I loved it," he added. "I knew I wanted to stick with it. It was an interesting sport. It looked fun, looked cool and it was fast pace."

He also plays tennis for the Clarkston Boys Varsity team during the fall season. He said both help him work on his hand-eye coordination.

"In lacrosse it's a stick and in tennis it's a racket, but you have to be comfortable with either one of those being an extension of your arm," he added.

He also works hard off the field and works to maintain his GPA between 3.75-3.8.

Kincaid currently has no plans to play in college but is hopeful it will change when he plays at recruiting camps during summer vacation.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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