TOLEDO, Ohio – Joleen Latrova looks on from the bench as the Terrors take to the practice field, her eyes watching intently as the first string Seekers go through their paces for the day. Even though she knows it could be years before she sees the pitch competitively, she doesn’t let it get her down, according to her teammates.
“[Joleen’s] the most positive member on this team,” said Tyler Ward, All-Star Keeper for the Terrors. “She’s never without a smile, and keeps everyone positive about what they’re doing and the effort they’re putting in.”
For her part, Latrova knows she’s got work ahead of her. “I’m learning so much, and the seekers here have been so gracious and kind to me. This is a great team to be a part of.”
However, Latrova may not have to wait as long as she thinks. According to confidential team sources, she is on pace to be a starter during the 2016 preseason, and may move up the roster into the back-up Seeker positino, depending on her performance in those starts.
Beau Montgomery, Owner and President of the Terrors, was nothing but smiles when asked about Latrova. “She’s one of the best young players in the league. In fact, she reminds me of a young Tyler Ward in raw talent and knowledge of the game. We were indeed charmed to have her select the Terrors as her first professional team.”
Last year, Latrova was offered contracts with not one, but two NQL teams. The Terrors offered her a spot on the practice squad, while the Colorado Chimera offered her a starting role on her home town team along with an undisclosed, but significant signing bonus.
In the end, Latrova chose the opportunity that playing along side her mentor, Tyler Ward, would provide.
And apparently, that decision is already paying dividends for the Terrors, the fans and for Latrova herself as she makes her mark in the NQL.