CB’s lacrosse season is coming to an end after a year of growth and improvement. The months of work by the Christian Brothers’ women’s lacrosse team, through rain or shine, has paid off and they were ready to compete with some of the top level teams around Northern California. “The season is close to an […]
CB’s lacrosse season is coming to an end after a year of growth and improvement.
The months of work by the Christian Brothers’ women’s lacrosse team, through rain or shine, has paid off and they were ready to compete with some of the top level teams around Northern California.
“The season is close to an end, but it has been great and a really positive experience for all the girls,” Head Coach Ms. Cheryl Flaherty said. “We’ve won 5 games which is an improvement on last season.”
“The girls have stepped up their level of play, losing two games by only one goal as well as competing competitively against teams that we lost to last season.”
Senior Susan Sutton (’13) echoed Ms. Flaherty’s positive words and sees it continuing to crow in the following years.
“Of my four years of playing lacrosse, this season has by far been the best,” Susan says. “We have won 5 games which is more than we have won in the past 3 years. The program keeps improving every year and next year will be no different.”
Ms. Flaherty has witnessed the girls “grow in their stick skills and confidence as well as their speed and endurance.”
With only four seniors, the team has a lot of youth and room to grow. The sophomores and juniors have contributed to growth of the program tremendously. Ms. Flaherty sees the youth as a positive sign for the future.
“[Youth] will have a big impact,” the head coach stated. “Our varsity squad has 5 sophomores, the junior class is large too. We are sadly losing 4 solid seniors but the team next year will be very experienced with girls that played a lot of minutes this season.”
After this long and intense season, the girls have learned tips and skills that will only benefit them in long run. This year, Ms. Flaherty said that the two coaches “really emphasized playing aggressive defense this season.” She explained how the past two weeks the coaching staff has been focusing on offensive drills and skills.
Beyond the physical skills, Ms. Flaherty and assistant coach Mr. Scott Coyner have also worked on the intangible parts to the game.
“A positive, supportive attitude, along with competitiveness are things we have learned and worked on this year,” she explained. “They will help a lot next season.”
Lacrosse has one final game this season on Thursday at home against Bella Vista at 4 PM. It will be senior night and a chance for the team to avenge their loss to the Broncos earlier this season. Be sure to come out and support our Lady Falcons