A Program On The Way Up

Seniors, along with their parents and coaches share a moment before their final high school game.
Seniors, along with their parents and coaches share a moment before their final high school game.
A salute to their seniors, Colleen Harrington (3) with proud mom and dad get ushered onto the field
A salute to their seniors, Colleen Harrington (3) with proud mom and dad get ushered onto the field
Ready for game-time the girls put on their game faces.
Ready for game-time the girls put on their game faces.

"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points." Knute Rockne

The girls Lacrosse program is rebuilding, and led by a strong group of seniors, new head coach Lisa Christiansen is optimistic with where the program is headed.  “They [seniors] demonstrated outstanding leadership, and they were all about taking care of their team, coming out everyday and setting a good example for themselves and their teammates,” said the first year coach. “They pushed each other all season long, through thick and thin, and always came out with a smile on their face.”

The Lady Wildcats play in a tough Division 1, where over 50% of the teams ended their regular season with a record over 500. But they didn’t get down with their losses and worked hard at improving so that next year’s team has a better shot.

“I really love the fact that they put all their trust in a new coach and a new system,” said Assistant Coach Joseph Pipolo. “They never flinched on what they were asked to do, and they had a lot of faith in her every minute. I think that’s pretty cool. Their record doesn’t indicate anything about the character of this team."

“It was always their goal to help lead this program on the way back up,” said Coach Christiansen.  “We’ve had our tough points but I think the girls feel like we’re in a position now where we’re going to take this program back up to where they want it to be, and I’m really proud of how hard they worked.”

Congratulations to our seniors: Captains Katelyn Neuman, Kate Manson, and Paige Gladstone, and teammates Colleen Harrington, and Emma Manson.

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