A Warrior’s spirit

Westlake senior captain, bound for UC Davis, finds ways to contribute while nursing an injury

CLASSY WARRIOR—Claire Moats, a senior honors student at Westlake High, is a captain and midfielder for the girls’ lacrosse team. Moats, who also plays basketball for the Warriors, will play lacrosse at UC Davis. Photos by RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Claire Moats doesn’t have to be here.

It’s cold, dark and getting late. Donning a black hoodie, Moats is happy to attend practice—even under bittersweet circumstances.

Moats, a senior midfielder for the Westlake High girls’ lacrosse tea...

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