Girls Lacrosse

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The Girls Lacrosse Captains. (Photo/Derek Caneja)

Courtney Gorman

The Girls Lacrosse Captains. (Photo/Derek Caneja)

The girls lacrosse team will kick off their new season on March 19, but with some changes. Having lost three seniors, all of who were starters and Captains, the girls will need to work to find replacements for them. Along with that, there are several coaching staff changes being made. Tim Drummey, the previous head coach, is stepping down to the position of assistant coach because of scheduling issues with his work.  Mike Tosone, the previous assistant coach, is taking on the head coaching job to fill Drummey’s place.

After losing three starters when last year’s seniors graduated, it may seem hard to replace them; however, Tosone said, “I think we will have good team speed, a very good goalie, and a bunch of extremely competitive girls.”

Senior Captain and starting goalie Erin Nelligan is optimistic about being able to fill the spots. Nelligan said, “While we lost three seniors the rest of the starting lineup is returning and many of the other players have the ability to step in and help out the team.” After finishing last season with a record of 11-11, the team hopes to make tournament with a wider margin this year.

Since Tosone and Drummey are just switching their roles, it should not take the team long to adjust as it might if the team got a new coach.  “With the coaching being changed, it may seem a little off at first, but Coach Tosone has always been a key role in our lacrosse program and was a key to the success over the past years,” Nelligan said, “I think that everything will run smoothly in the transition.”
Along with the changes between the head coach and assistant coach, the coaches are looking for another assistant coach. The program is in search of a JV for the second year in a row.  The only coach who is staying in her place is the freshman team coach, Ms.Kerry McMenimen.
This years Captains—Hope Kelly, Courtney Bradley, Erin Nelligan and Adrianna Frattasio—are hopeful that their team will make it farther in tournament and become closer as a team. Nelligan said, “With returning almost all of the varsity team I hope that right from the start we gel and are able to fully function as a team.”