Women’s lacrosse has just ended preseason and has tryouts this week after school from 3:15-5:30 p.m.
It is a no cut team sport and will have tryouts to see who will qualify for a Varsity spot.
Coached by Steven Fuhrmann, preseason consisted of open gym sessions and workouts. New girls are prepared for the season with passing drills and scrimmages. Preseason practices were held every week.
The women’s lacrosse team is no cut because of how few players there are. About 15 girls play JV, so tryouts are held only to recruit Varsity members.
Girls joined the team for a sense of teamwork.
“Lacrosse is also a break from all the things going on at school,” freshmen Lexi Sylvan said. “I always know I’m gonna have a good time at lacrosse even if I had a bad day at school.”
Women’s lacrosse has rules against hitting and checking, unlike the men’s lacrosse team. Because of this, the women’s team is also the only lacrosse team funded by the school. Women’s lacrosse involves minimal hitting, meaning there are less contact induced injuries.
Promoting girls in sports has been an ongoing movement in the past 50 years. The Women in Sports Foundation was founded by Billie Jean King in 1974. Creating a women-supporting-women environment is one of the foundations biggest goals.
“We were doing a drill the first week, and I dropped the ball. Everyone was just like ‘you got this’ and ‘you can do this.’ It was extremely nice to have,” freshmen Sydney Harp said.
Junior Hannah Brown played for the team her freshman year. “We did a lot of bonding exercises like breakfast, dinners and runs,” Brown said. “There was never a dull moment on the bus rides home, especially if we had won.”
Varsity will have its first game March 25, on Moss Field at 5 p.m.