During the 2016 spring sports season the girls lacrosse team will undergo a series of competition throughout their season, according to their coach, Samantha Phipps, who is new this year.
Coach Phipps comes from a background of disciplined and well respected programs. She intends to insert that into her coaching style and build this team to that.
Minus the loss of one teammate, Kasey Lewis who played attack, all previous starters will return to the 2016 roster.
“I think that we are pretty strong and I am really excited,” sophomore Peyton Shima said. “We are going to do a lot better than people are expecting.”
The team feels confident that this year will be a very successful year.
“I think that we are going to have a winning season and that we are going to improve upon the record of last year,” Coach Phipps said.
The team hopes for a play-off spot and a chance to make it to districts. They also strive to have more teammates on the all county teams list.
The coaches agree that Kennard-Dale and York Catholic will be no doubt, their most brutal competition this year. The team is preparing to defend themselves against the tough competition.
“We want to be able to utilize all the girls that we have on attack,” said Coach Phipps. “We want to make sure that everyone is a threat.”
Although these matchups may seem to be their hardest, the coaches are not at all worried. Due to the girls lacrosse team being set up with a new coach this season, there will be many different coaching styles that will affect the team’s outcome.
“It’s definitely better transition period,” Coach Phipps said “There has been a lot of change that the girls have had to get used to.”