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Junior Grayson LeCompte looks to help bring Ashley Lacrosse and Football to new heights

 

With a wealth of talent on the team, one of the guys to keep an eye out for this season is rising Junior Grayson LeCompte.
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By Mark Farmer
Staff Writer

It’s finally here. Football season is here, and so is the new culture and attitude surrounding Ashley High School football. Although the New Hanover County football jamboree didn’t provide much success for all area schools, all the teams involved were able to brush up on a few gray areas right before the conference season begins. The Eagles will suit up for their first game of the season this Friday night at Southwest Onslow. With a wealth of talent on the team, one of the guys to keep an eye out for this season is rising Junior Grayson LeCompte. With two years to grasp new head coach Jason Tindal’s new system, the Carolina Beach resident has a chance to excel in the coach’s new playbook.
Sixteen-year-old Grayson LeCompte was born in Mount Pleasant, NC. He and his family have moved around quite a bit during his life, going from Wisconsin all the way north to Connecticut. After living in two of the coldest states in America, Grayson is happy to have found his home now of 6 years right here on Pleasure Island.  “I really enjoy living at the beach. It’s such a calming environment. When you go home you can just kick back and relax. It’s nice and warm here during this part of the year,” Grayson explained. Some of Grayson’s hobbies include going to the beach, playing the guitar, and competing in just about any sport.  With a busy schedule like Grayson has had over the course of the past school year and the summer, often times some kids can become lazy. Not Grayson. It’s hard not to notice the competitive nature of this young man, as he works 100% all the time for all of his success in everyday life.
At Ashley High School, his favorite subject in the classroom is Math. Math may not be the most popular subject among his peers, but that’s ok because Grayson plans on applying the techniques associated with the subject someday in the near future. “Someday I would really like to become and architect.
The two kind of go hand in hand with one another,” he explained. He is also a member of the BETA Club, where he and the other members are involved with extra curricular activities such as cleaning up the beach and other community service activities.
A two-sport athlete, Grayson brings great size and athleticism to both sports he participates in. He projects to be a very tall young man with terrific lateral movement for his size. In football, Grayson plays the slot receiver position where he will get an ample amount of time on the field this year. In lacrosse, he was an impact player on the field for coach Dave Kintzer’s Eagles this season at the long pole defensive position. “I really enjoy both sports. I couldn’t ever label one as my favorite. In football, I love the contact and the physical nature of the sport. In lacrosse, I like the constant environment of changing the field position,” he explained. With many great memories built up over the years, Grayson can recall one that stands out to him the most. “During my 8th grade year, I played lacrosse for the first time. I handled the concept very fast and soon after was invited to play on a club team,” he explained. Be sure to keep and eye out this fall for more memorable moments by Grayson and the Ashley Eagles football team. See you there!
The Island Gazette along with the Pleasure Island community will continue to follow and support Grayson LeCompte. Be sure to follow all season long right here with the Island Gazette!
 

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