Spotlight Student Athlete: Covenant’s Lizzy Shim

The Covenant School’s Lizzy Shim has been a force for the Eagles since she stepped on the field as an eighth grader. She is a huge reason the Eagles are the defending VISAA Division II state champions and why they’re currently ranked No. 2 in the Division.


Shim has scored 14 goals and registered nine assists already for the 8-2 Eagles, not far off of her 2016 total as a junior when she scored 15 goals and dished out 10 assists during the Eagles’ run to a state title. She’s also continued to be one of the state’s top midfielders on defense, often re-defending quickly and efficiently to force the ball back into the zone and create another chance in the offensive zone.


Shim, a UVa commitment, has been a captain the last two seasons and earned All-LIS honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She is currently on the USA Junior Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey Team and qualified for the Futures Olympics Programs National Camp in 2017.


Shim, who is also a lacrosse standout for the Eagles, carries a 4.02 GPA on a 4.0 weighted scale and coaches and referees youth field hockey games in her spare time.