Girls lacrosse ends a successful season


Photo provided by: Natalie Gutierrez

The varsity girl’s lacrosse team poses for a silly picture. The girls’ season ended with a record of 19-6.

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter


On Apr. 25, the girls varsity lacrosse season came to a close after being knocked out of the regional Sweet 16 tournament, losing 19-6 against Bartram Trail High School. Despite this loss, the girls ended their season with an 11-6 record. 

This season has been full of both great wins and learning opportunities. The team improved throughout the season and overcame some of the challenges they faced during their last season, improving their district ranking from fourth to first. The friendship and comradery between teammates played a big role in the season’s success. 

“My favorite part of the season has to be reconnecting with my teammates and bonding at practice,” sophomore Alana Cavanaugh said. “This season has been great, and everyone has grown and improved so much.”  

In the beginning of the season, the girls were put at a huge disadvantage, having to scramble to replace one of their starting defenders just before their first game. Losing a key player can seriously rock the balance of the team, but the girls found a way to keep trudging. 

“I admire the way that my teammates help teach each other through the season so that everyone can be the best they can and how we support one another,” sophomore Marley Roseberry said. “This season has improved me in a lot of ways, such as getting better at communication on the field and having lots of teamwork on and off the field.” 

Behind every great team, there is also a great coach, and Coach Mary Sams is beloved amongst all her players by pushing them to be the best they can be. 

“I have learned a lot from our amazing coach, Coach Sams,” Cavanaugh said. “She strives to not only make us better players, but better people as well. She has taught me patience, leadership, and how to create relationships. I am so thankful that we have her as our coach.” 

The feeling was mutual throughout the group. The girls were able to solidify their bond as a team through consistent support and communication. 

“I admire everything about my teammates,” senior Natalie Gutierrez said. “Their work ethic both on and off the field, as well as their ability to stay motivated and fight every battle that may come to them is so incredibly moving.”