2017-06-16 / Front Page

STATE CHAMPS!

Garden City Girls Lacrosse wins State Championship


Garden City High School’s Girls Varsity Lacrosse team won the New York State championship this week by a score of 16-8. Garden City High School’s Girls Varsity Lacrosse team won the New York State championship this week by a score of 16-8. States 2017 has been the rally call for the GCHS Girls Varsity lacrosse team since last fall. This past Saturday in Cortland, New York, led by senior captains Celia Concannon, Devon Heaney and Kaitlyn Larsson, the girls were rewarded for their hard work and dedication when they defeated Fayetteville- Manlius in the Class B state championship by a score of 16-8.

During a game where GC was down 3-0 early, and again down 5-2 midway through the first half, the Trojans went on a 12-1 run to dominate from that point forward. Kaitlyn Larsson made 10 saves, and Garden City’s defense played a key role in holding back a potent Fayetteville-Manlius offense who won 10 of the game’s first 13 draw controls. Multiple, spectacular defensive stops by Devon Heaney, Katherine Galzerano, Catherine Conway and Deanna Weisenburger prevented FM from taking a larger lead until the Garden City offense kicked it into gear.


State Champs! State Champs! Midfielders Celia Concannon, Caitlin Cook, Sarah Mackey and Liana McDonnell worked tirelessly on the draw circle and on both offense and defense, and the GC attack line of Jackie Brattan, Kelly George, Sarah Kaval and Jenn Medjid went to work. Caitlin Cook tied the game at 5 on an assist from Kelly George. When FM answered with a goal of their own, George tied the score, assisted by Medjid, on a ball that was won in the midfield on a great play by Celia Concannon. Just minutes later, Jenn Medjid scored again off an assist from George, and the GC girls never looked back taking a 10-6 lead into halftime on a goal by Sarah Kaval and two more from Medjid.

In the second half, Jackie Brattan, Liana McDonnell, Sarah Mackey and Caitlin Cook dominated on the draw circle helping GC keep possession. The Trojans added 6 second half goals, including 2 by Jackie Brattan, to keep Fayetteville-Manlius from within striking distance.


GC Girls Varsity Lax celebrates State Championship Win GC Girls Varsity Lax celebrates State Championship Win Kelly George (3 goals, 4 assists) & Jenn Medjid (6 goals, 1 assist) led the Trojan’s offensively. Sarah Kaval added 2 goals and 1 assist, Jackie Brattan & Caitlin Cook each tallied 2 goals, and Liana McDonnell recorded 1 goal. Kaitlyn Larsson finished with 10 saves.

Senior attack Kelly George, senior goalie Kaitlin Larsson, junior attack Jenn Medjid and sophomore midfielder Liana McDonnell were selected to the All Tournament team. Larsson was also named the game’s MVP, and junior defender Catherine Conway was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations to seniors Jackie Brattan, Celia Concannon, Katherine Galzerano, Kelly George, Taylor Gladd, Devon Heaney, Sarah Kaval, Kaitlyn Larsson and Keeley Scott. The 2017 seniors were leaders on and off the field and were instrumental in Garden City’s back to back state titles.


Team captains showing off the 2017 States Plaque Team captains showing off the 2017 States Plaque In Garden City’s semi-final match up against Yorktown the day before the championship game, strong starts to the first and second halves proved to be the deciding factor in the GC win. Offensively, Jackie Brattan led with 5 goals, Kelly George tallied 4 goals and 4 assists, Jenn Medjid added 4 goals and 1 assist, Sarah Kaval recorded 3 goals, and Celia Concannon totaled 1 goal and 3 assists to pace the GC offense. Liana McDonnell and Mary Kate Dolan each added 1 goal, and Sarah Mackey recorded 1 assist. Goalie Kaitlyn Larsson tallied 8 saves behind Garden City’s fantastic four - defenders Deanna Weisenburger, Catherine Conway, Devon Heaney and Katherine Galzerano. Larsson was also named the game MVP.


GC Defense and Goalie are all smiles GC Defense and Goalie are all smiles The season was truly special. Team captains Celia Concannon, Devon Heaney and Kaitlyn Larsson, along with their parents and coaches Diane Chapman, Gina Leake and Kerin Boghosian worked tirelessly on behalf of the team. From indoor training to the Inside Lacrosse Indoor National Championships to early morning Saturday practices and games in cold, rainy weather to a spring break trio to Boston and a visit to Fenway Park. From pasta parties and parent parties and monogrammed robes and flowers on Senior Day - a lifetime of great memories in one season.States 2017 - a storybook ending!



Freshmen with their states medals! Freshmen with their states medals!

Garden City Seniors - States 2017 Garden City Seniors - States 2017

Juniors with the State Champions Sign! Juniors with the State Champions Sign!

Super Sophomores!! Super Sophomores!!

All Americans Jenn Medjid and Kaitlyn Larsson All Americans Jenn Medjid and Kaitlyn Larsson

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