Girl’s Lacrosse Is Excited to Return to the Field

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Grace Prando

The girls lacrosse team has enjoyed a successful 2019 season and many are looking forward to seeing that success in 2021 as well.

Alexa Smith and Alex Kane

After losing their season last year due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Lehigh Girls Lacrosse Team eagerly prepared for this season. 

The last game for the Southern Lehigh girls’ lacrosse team was a defeat at the district championship in 2019 to Saucon Valley, the three-time defending PIAA District XI, class 2A champions.  The Southern Lehigh girls lacrosse team has not won a district championship since 2015 despite having very strong teams.  

“I think this team has a lot of potential, despite losing three starting seniors last year, we also gained some talented underclassmen,” senior captain Emma Singley said. “I am confident that we have a great chance of being very successful.” 

Junior co-captain Iris Gluck also believes in the team’s ability to do well and looks forward to finding out how far the team can go into the postseason. 

“We have strong players in all the positions on the field. We also all have the drive to win,” Gluck said. “I feel we have a strong team, and we can definitely win districts.” 

One of the biggest challenges for the girls moving forward is the large size of the team. With a team fifty athletes strong, it is one of the biggest spring sports teams at the high school. This presents unique challenges for COVID-19 restrictions with practices and playing games. 

Fortunately for the Spartans, a great deal that was uncertain at the beginning of the season has been clarified. The athletes are allowed to ride the bus to games together with the condition of one athlete to a seat, and spectators are allowed with restrictions, if students are attending it must be with a parent. 

Despite restrictions on crowds and transportation, senior captain Teah Lakatos realizes how fortunate the lacrosse team is to be back this year playing competitively and hopes for one more shot at the district title.  

“Everyone has realized how much they really want to be out on the field, and we have a really strong mentality,” Lakatos said. “Especially for us seniors this year is our last year to really make it count. We can’t leave high school without ever wearing those blue [ribboned] medals.”

Singley also feels that she is making up for lost time from last season.

“The most difficult challenge of missing last year’s lacrosse season was having a season blindly taken away,” Singley said. “So this year is making up for lost time. I have been playing with most of these seniors since youth, and it makes it even more memorable that I get to conclude this journey with them.” 

Despite the challenges and obstacles of this year, these lacrosse players are thrilled to be back playing on the field. The Spartans have a shared drive to return to the field, they are ready for anything and are ready to win.