Girls Varsity Lacrosse gets ready for season
Garden City Girls Varsity Lacrosse is gearing up to start the 2017 season! The girls have been working hard during the off-season training and playing in local indoor tournaments. In January, returning varsity players competed against the top teams in the country at Inside Lacrosse’s Indoor National Championships in Spooky Nook, PA. After going 3-0 in pool play, the girls defeated nationally ranked teams in the quarter and semi-finals and fell just short of winning the championship game in the finals against powerhouse McDonogh School.
After winning states last year, the team’s goal is for a return to the state tournament in 2017. Garden City has been ranked #2 in the Nation and #1 in the Northeast by Nike/US Lacrosse and have challenged themselves to live up to preseason expectations. Senior captains Celia Concannon (Harvard), Devon Heaney (USC) and Kaitlyn Larsson (Loyola), along with returning seniors, Jackie Brattan (Army), Katherine Galzerano (Michigan), Kelly George (Marist), Taylor Gladd (Cornell – field hockey), Sarah Kaval (Villanova) and Keeley Scott, juniors Catherine Conway (Quinnipiac), Julia Kaval, Julian Kavan, Jenn Medjid (Boston College) and Deanna Weisenberger (Stony Brook) and sophomores Caitlin Cook, Jenn Kubler (U Mass), Ella Heaney (USC) and Liana McDonnell (Stanford) return to form a strong core for Coaches Diane Chapman, Gina Leake and Kerrin Boghosian. This talented group of returnees all welcome another talented group which includes juniors Miller Overbeck and Kerry McHugh (Lehigh) sophomores, Amanda Cerrato, Mary Kate Dolan (Fairfield), Emily Gaven, Erin Healy, Sarah Mackey (Florida) and Kara Metzler (Holy Cross) and freshmen Julia Fornasar and Julianna Ingrassia.
The team’s season opener is set for Monday, March 20th at Port Washington at 4:45 pm. The home opener is scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd against Massapequa at 4:30 pm at Garden City’s Warren King Field. Come on out and cheer on the girls!
Other big plans for this season include a road trip to Boston over spring break where the girls will take on teams from Needham and Longmeadow High Schools as well as take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park after receiving a private tour of the stadium. The team will also play an away game against out of town opponent Darien, Connecticut on Saturday, April 15th as well as a home game against Syracuse area’s West Genesee High School at home on Tuesday, April 18th at 4:30 pm.
Good luck to the girls as they begin the 2017 high school lacrosse season. The Road to States 2017 - Go Red!