After four years of hard work, hours spent in the gym perfecting her game and hundreds of games, Lisha Elsenbach's high school career came to a close last month.
During her tenure on the hardwood with the Burroughs High girls' basketball program, the senior set records, helped elevate the team to heights it hadn't experienced in decades and set an example of what can be accomplished with determination and a great deal of effort.
With the relentless grind of competing and practicing almost year-round for the past four years, Elsenbach is entitled to her share of down time before she heads off for four years in college.
But resting and taking it easy is not in Elsenbach's nature when it comes to basketball. In fact, you can find her on many days working out and drilling with next season's Indians team.
"I am working with kids for next year, and there is Lisha in the gym right with them," Burroughs Coach Vicky Oganyan said. "She does all the drills that we're doing and she works harder than some of the kids who are coming back. The thing about her is that she wants to be in the gym, and she wants to work on her game."