Girls lacrosse uses team community to their advantage


Photo courtesy of Allison Lemmon

After ending its 2021 season with only two losses, one to New Trier and one to Loyola Academy, the girls lacrosse team is anticipating a very successful 2022 season.

Many new faces joined the varsity team this year due to 11 seniors graduating last year.

“The seniors last year were super talented, I learned a lot from them. We aren’t necessarily rebuilding the team because we still have a lot of talented players but it will take some adjusting,” says senior team member Grace Johnson.

Like every team, losing essential players is a big adjustment to make. Their absence leaves gaps when it comes to their role as a leader but also opportunities for others to step up.

“There’s a lot of people who stepped into leadership roles this year, including myself. I’m not the kind of person to coach my teammates but I always stay positive and encourage some of the younger players.”

Having a strong bond with teammates is one of the most crucial factors in the team’s success. 

“This year we have a really close-knit group. You can already tell, just by practice and how all the seniors are close to the freshmen and everyone is always very positive. Everyone is always participating and interested in team bonding.”

The team has already shown their support to their fellow boys lacrosse team and the girls soccer team by attending their season openers.

On March 29th the team had their very own season opener against Maine South. The game went into double overtime with Evanston coming out on top with a score of 11-10.

The team’s greatest competition is just around the corner. The girls lacrosse team is fully prepared to take to the field and put on their game faces against New Trier and Loyal Academy. 

“Our coach always tells us, ‘We don’t ever quit.’ and that’s what we are planning to do.”