Lacrosse goalies are a valuable commodity. It’s that simple. There is only one goalie starter, and they are rarely substituted.
Coaches can find fast players. They can find shifty players. Or find pure shooters. They can find people who are always open. Athletes are everywhere.
You know what’s harder to find? A person who can make saves they “shouldn’t make.” A person who doesn’t care if they get hit by a hard shot. A person who can “see” the ball. A person who directs their defense!
That lacrosse goalie keeps teams in games. That goalie makes a good defense great. That goalie creates a contender.
That goalie is a most valuable player, because they’re hard to find and replace.
Be that goalie, because someone will want you to be their goalie.