This week the girl’s lacrosse program suffered a tough loss against ThunderRidge (15-8), but the week also brought many big team triumphs as well. One particular player had an extremely successful week. Not in obtaining high statistical marks, but rather landed herself in the ‘work hard, get rewarded’ category. Freshman, Claire Landry, who only picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time in late February of this year, was moved up to varsity. She has played nearly every minute of our three games this past week, and hasn’t skipped a beat. The coaches have been amazed by her maturity, poise and hustle. It is very rare that an athlete can pick up a new sport this quickly. Claire has found success in this through her hard work and dedication to learning.
The team’s second game of the week was against Rangeview on Thursday. This was an awesome opportunity for the team to work through their plays and hopefully put them in a better spot to execute against future top opponents. Freshman Lauren Rismani was particularly dynamic in this game. Certainly statistically her 4 goals, 5 assists and 5 draw controls stood out, but her cutting and fluidity with her ball movement was what made her so impressive. Additionally, senior Maddie Altman went 4 for 5 on her shooting and junior Teagan McNally went 5 for 5. Freshmen Sarah Fabian and Payton Cheedle each contributed two goals, while Ally Gibb, Isabel Nicolai and Gabbi Mastin added a goal a piece. It was an all around team effort that led to a successful day at Valor Stadium.
The team has now completed two thirds of their season and is looking to hit the gas in the final few weeks before play offs.