Women’s Lacrosse Road to ODACs Starts Now
By Rachel Levy
Women’s lacrosse has completed their fall ball season and is now focusing on getting ready and preparing themselves for the upcoming spring season. They had a month of practices, an alumni game on homecoming weekend, and finished it off with a playday at Washington and Lee.
The seniors agree that the tournament went well and that fall ball went really fast. Head Coach Lindsey Lutz also thinks that fall ball went well and that it was a good opportunity for some of the younger players to step up. The women were low in numbers this fall because of players being on other teams and another member studying abroad, but the girls pushed through and learned to mesh with each other and join playing styles.
With fifteen returners, one of which being a redshirt last season, and five freshmen, they have started their offseason training. Senior Miranda Rudacille says that “the girls are working hard and putting in time.” Their offseason is anything but relaxed with three days a week of intense strength and conditioning with Coach Sabol and then two days a week having running groups led by the upperclassmen.
Looking forward to the season, the girls just want to win. Rudacille talked about how she just wants rings this season. She wants a championship team. Coach Lutz thinks it is too early to make any predictions on the season but her goal is “to compete in every ODAC game.”
The girls lost many players coming in to the year due to graduating and transfers and injuries but have added five new freshmen. Senior Evelyn Gaffney says “they all bring something to the table” and she is excited to see how they play.
Not only have they added new players, but this fall they added a coach to their staff. Maddie Taghon is a new assistant coach and the girls got used to her and incorporated her coaching style to the team.
After a heartbreaking loss to Virginia Wesleyan to end their season last year, the team is ready to come out strong and show the ODAC that they’re ready to play.