Lacrosse captains build team spirit

Calum Shank
Video Editor

Owen Crews
Sports Editor

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Junior Holly Travers runs after a Kirkwood player with possession of the lacrosse ball. The game was played on April 6. Webster lost 13-2. Photo by Claire Vogl

Women’s Lacrosse team recently started its spring season. The team is currently 1-8 and looks to build upon a foundation of unity and having fun despite their record. 

“Lacrosse is a no cut program, meaning everyone is welcome. That’s my most important thing, including everyone there. I hope the underclassmen who have seen me in action are going to treat the underclassmen in the future the way that I do: Being inclusive and supportive,” junior Captain Holly Travers said. 

“I would like to build a strong program that doesn’t necessarily focus on winning or competitiveness but more of an accepting environment that everyone can have fun in,” Travers added. 

Travers currently has two goals and two assists in the new season. She has a goal against Saint Dominic and Notre Dame. She also has one assist against both Nerinx Hall and Notre Dame. 

“Being a captain means cheering up the team, hyping them up, getting them ready for games and supporting them. On a technical term we will run warm ups,” senior Jylian Martin said when asked what being a captain meant to her. 

Senior Nora Marcinkiewicz and junior Holly Travers respond to the same question as Martin. 

“Being a capitan means that I am not only there to lead the team and be an example, but to also create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe, and everyone has fun and that is something really important to me. Being a captain really just means being an example and a role model, and having a good year with the team,” Marcinkiewicz said. 

“Being a captain means a lot to me. It means my teammates trust me and are supportive of me. I’m glad that everyone is happy with the way things are going right now. It means a lot because I want to make the best team I can for my teammates and an environment that everyone is happy with,” Travers said. 

“For half of the JV games, we (Varsity) have our own cheering section, so we become cheerleaders and we do the O-R-A-N-G-E Crush cheer and we kinda get the energy going, and everybody is trying to be kind and supportive, we say hi to each other in the hallways and what it means to be a tea,” Marcinkiewicz added.

“Having a positive attitude is always something that can be followed. People can follow that and it just makes the program more fun,” Martin said. 

“Legacy is to keep a good attitude, and people are excited to play. They are making jokes and having fun, and it is not just a serious atmosphere. It is a place to make friends and memories,” Nora Marcinkiewicz commented. 

Marcinkiewicz is currently tied with Senior Gigi Tetley for total goals on the season with a total of six. 

The team faces off against Francis Howell on April 29. The game is at Moss and will begin at 6 p.m. 

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Owen Crews

This will be Owen Crews’ first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his sophomore year.

Calum Shank – Video Editor

This will be Calum Shank’s first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his freshman year.


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