Although the girls’ lacrosse team has stepped down a division from the 2016 season, new competition and a new varsity coach leave the team optimistic for improvement this year. The season has started strong with four wins against Woodside, Notre Dame San Jose, Castilleja, and Aragon, and one loss against Menlo.
Junior and returning varsity player Hannah Sarwar looks forward to adapting to the new changes in the season and hopes that they will work in the team’s favor.
“We had a pretty rough season last year, but our coach, Chris Chirico, who was the junior varsity coach last year, is really working with us as a team to build us as players and make us stronger. We are also in a new league, and I think it will be interesting to see how we compete with these new teams” Sarwar said.
In addition to a new varsity coach and league, several new players have moved up to the varsity roster, and the team is beginning work on its chemistry. Junior Samantha Aspin said, “our team chemistry is fairly new, and some of us have not played with each other before. It has been a challenge getting to know each other has players, but everyone on the team is very open and positive, and we are looking forward to a successful season.”
The 2017 girls’ lacrosse season begins with unfamiliarity: a new coach, new league, and a new roster. Although this season of new beginnings is full of uncertainties, the team is enthusiastic and optimistic about the season.