SPORTS: Girls Lacrosse Returns To State Tournament
By Kiana Walker – Staff Reporter
Jonathan Laws girls lacrosse team recently completed the best season in program history.
The Lady Lawmen finished the regular season with a record of 12-4 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class M State Tournament. They defeated Sheehan 16-7 in the first round before losing to Pomperaug 18-5 in the quarters.
The team also qualified for the SCC Tournament for the first time in program history.
“It’s been great to see all of their hard work pay off,” head coach Lynette Martinez said.
Senior captain Stella Patrick believed this season could be a special one from the start.
“I’ve noticed a drive in my team ever since our first win which excites me,” Patrick said.
Members of the team said that they owe most of their success to their coach.
“Coach Lynette’s style of coaching pushes us in practice, which is channeled to our game performance,” said junior Olivia Keator, who was named to the All-SCC team.
Another possible contributor to the team’s success may be their camaraderie off the field.
“The atmosphere on our team is very fun and welcoming,” senior captain Angela Scuito said.
With the season now over, the team’s seniors are looking back fondly at their experience.
“Playing lacrosse opened me up to something different considering I’ve only played soccer ever,” senior captain Bethany Edwards said.
Despite the fact that the Lady Lawmen are losing many seniors, the team is still optimistic going forward.
“We will look to make the conference tournament again and to advance further than this year,” Martinez said.
As the team’s successful season reaches it end, there is no doubt in players’ minds that next year will be successful
“I know that next year my team will do great, and do better than this year,” Edwards said.