Girls lacrosse anticipates spring season with a mix of players


Greta Diehl

Assistant coach Rick Lee watches as Ava Grosso, junior, and Jozy Clark, senior, warm up on the field.

Adjusting to the absence of seven senior players, the girls on the varsity lacrosse team are gearing up for their season. Rearrangement of the players will cause a new dynamic this spring.
Shayna Braunstein is a sophomore on the team, and this is her second year playing. She reminisced on the loss of seniors from last year’s season and shares her hopes for this year.
“Lots of the seniors last year were our top scorers for the team, but this team is great at working together,” Braunstein said.
Working together will be a big part in getting readjusted. Their first two games were losses, but they are still getting acclimated to the new team. Head coach Jim Coyne had positive things to say about the girls and their determination.
“We are still figuring out the positions and that’s ok. It was good to see them come together after the loss,” Coyne said.
The incorporation of new players mixed with the returning players will take some time and cooperation in order to adapt. There are necessities for a smooth transition.
Maura Whitaker, senior captain, explained a bit of how she ensures for a positive community among the team.
“We have a great group of girls this year. I’m excited to help younger girls learn new skills and foster the community,” Whitaker said.
Motivation before games comes from within the team. A basis of support is important to the overall success of the players.
“Every team is different, but this team really wants to work hard. They work well together, they support each other very well,” Coach Coyne said.
The team is on their way to a full season with many opportunities to bond. Growing as a team will be essential to their relationships and to their playing.
“With determination and resilience we will able to bounce back,” Braunstein said.