Mirabella “Mimi” Lazore is a lacrosse player at Dartmouth College pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Native American Studies. Mimi attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where she and her sister Jacelyn Lazore, were awarded the Tewaaraton Scholarship Award. Mimi is from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in Upstate New York, which straddles the US and Canadian International Borders, and comes from a big family with 6 siblings total. Mimi’s background as a female student athlete and as a mentor for young native girls pursuing excellence in sports and the classroom has led to the passion of coaching. Mimi coaches a number of girls youth teams in Akwesasne for the Akwesasne Ride Club Team, owned and run by her parents John & Amy Lazore. Mimi’s background as a native student who was born and raised on a reservation and witnessing the struggles of exercising tribal sovereignty in the Mohawk community has also inspired her to pursue the study of Indian Federal Law as a way to give back to her community for pushing her on and off the field to new levels. Although she left the reservation at a young age to pursue a higher level of education at boarding schools and now at Dartmouth, all of her accomplishments are fueled by her motivation to make a path for the young native girls behind her and to push them to reach levels they did not think possible.