Girls lacrosse hoping to learn from rough season


Tom Rekowski

Shaler Area battles Seneca Valley.

Corey Sigmund

The girl’s lacrosse season wrapped up last month with a promising look ahead to the future. The team finished the season with a 6-11 record, but seems to have a lot of potential for next year.

“The team is mostly sophomores which leaves lots of room for growth. This year was definitely a learning experience,” senior Alyssa Juzwick said.

Having a young varsity team can lead to a rough one or two years, but once those girls become juniors and seniors, the hope to continually improve and that just comes with the experience of playing at that level.

Katie Ehrenberger, a sophomore, said her favorite game was the North Hills game because it was “constantly back-and-forth and a super competitive game to play in.”

Her senior teammate agreed.

“Our North Hills game was the best game and my favorite memory; we all played great and worked together better than we ever had before,” Juzwick said.

They both agreed on the team effort and intensity of play that day, which the team hopes to continue into next season.

The team may have had some bumps in the road in terms of playing but never with COVID, the girls were able to stay safe and never have to halt their season for quarantining girls or contact tracing.

Next season the team will be returning most of their starters except for Juzwick, who will be graduating and going to play college lacrosse at Merrimack College. This brings a lot of hope to next season since the team will have gone through a rough season together.

“This season taught me to capitalize on the opposing team’s mistakes and never to be intimidated by anybody else. Next season will bring lots of training and wins,” Ehrenberger said.