Sports springing into season; Girls lacrosse starting season with high hopes


     Spring sport conditioning is coming to an end, and regular season is shifting into gear. Spring season officially started on March 1, and tryouts are not far behind for our athletes. 

     Girls lacrosse tryouts start March 1 and end March 4. The girls will have 14 games this year, including six home games and eight away games. Their first game is on March 10 and their last regular season game will be on May 2.

     Senior Piper Wright said, “Tryouts are pretty good. I am glad to be back with all my friends again, and we are having a lot of fun.”

     Senior Kendall Fortune said, “Tryouts are going well. The first day is always nerve-racking, but everyone has done well even with that factor. I am feeling excited for the season but always a little nervous for tryouts. I am excited for our season to start, though.”

     Wright added, “I am hoping that we can go pretty far this season, as in going to regionals or advancing farther into the regional tournament.”

     Fortune also said, “I am super excited for this season, not only because it is my senior year, but because of the well-skilled team. We have a lot of potential on our team and I think we will play well when we get into the groove of things.”

     She added, “Any time I am on the lacrosse field, it’s always a good time and spending it with my teammates makes it that much better.” Fortune is playing next year for West Chester University. 

      Senior Reilly Holmstrom said, “I am so excited for this season. Senior year in itself is already exciting enough, but to be able to finish it out with the girls you love like family is something so special. Talentwise, I just can’t wait to see how our already incredible talent grows.”

     She added, “I hope to just have fun and become stronger before college lacrosse starts.” She is planning on continuing her lacrosse career next year at Stevenson University.

        Wright said she is excited for the upcoming year, even though it’s going to be her last season playing for the Hawks. Wright is also planning on continuing her career for Hood College next year.   

    Fortune wants to refine her skills this season and become more creative with plays and improve on her zone defense. “Overall, I am hoping to have a successful and enjoyable season with my team, especially because it will be the last time I’ll play with girls I have known for years,” Fortune said.