Varsity girls’ lacrosse nears playoffs


Photo by Lea Weinstein

Girls’ varsity lacrosse lines up to say the Pledge of Allegiance at a game against Sherwood on Apr. 22 at Sherwood.

With spring sports midway through their seasons, girls’ varsity lacrosse has seen the pouring rain, shining sun and everything in between. 

The team is coached by Casey Fletcher and assisted by Raymond Krouse. Captains are junior Sofie Vinick, junior Jessica Winson, senior Anna Keneally and senior Jenna Seibert. “We definitely have faced a tough schedule this year but we are maintaining a positive attitude and playing as hard as we can,” Winson said.

The majority of lacrosses games this season have taken place during the cold and rainy season. The team currently stands with one win against Paint Branch on Apr. 20 and six losses. “My favorite part of the season would probably be our Whitman game in the rain. Despite the score our team had a really great time playing together and morale was really high,” Winson said.

With the season less than five games away from playoffs, the scores have not represented what the players feel about their season and how they play. “I don’t think our record reflects our team; we work very hard and sometimes it just doesn’t transfer onto the field,” Seibert said.

Although the record has not been the best, the team continues to work hard and bond with the goal of winning more games. “My favorite part of the season has been the team dinners and getting to become close to everyone on the team,” Vinick said.

The team practices every school day unless they have a game. Game days are usually two times a week at 7 p.m.. “We’re working on moving the ball around quick on attack and really shutting down cutters on defense,” Winson said.

Lacrosse relies heavily on running and being able to move away from defenders quickly. Another aspect of the game is ball and stick control. “We are improving by staying consistent with out-of-practice stick skills like wall ball,” Seibert said.

“I think the season was definitely hard at first because we were playing against very competitive teams, but the team’s dynamic has been amazing and we are all super close,” Vinick said.