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Underclassmen taking over girls varsity lacrosse

Anna VanderLaan, Staff Writer

Spring sports are underway and it’s back to the grind for many East Grand Rapids student athletes.

For all sports, each season brings about changes to the team, however this year, the girl’s lacrosse program anticipates that this season in particular will be significantly different from those in the past.

The number of upperclassmen returning this season is incredibly low, as only four seniors remain on the team, along with six juniors.

Meanwhile, sophomores and freshman make up the vast majority of the rest of the teams, with 20 sophomores and freshman in all.

Nearly half of the Varsity team is claimed by underclassmen, a proportion that was largely unprecedented by players and coaches alike.

Also significantly low is the amount of girls returning to lacrosse in all; Varsity is made up of only 18 players, and JV is 20, which is significantly less than in the past.

Additionally, this year of girls lacrosse proves to be different from the past in regard to the end of last season.

The team held 5 state champ titles prior to this year, however unfortunately, the winning streak ended in overtime against Cranbrook in June of 2017.

However this month, the lady laxers are back with a clean slate and the team’s in for vengeance, looking ahead to games against Catholic Central and Okemos in pursuit of a 2018 state championship.

Despite low numbers, the girls’ lacrosse teams return strong as ever this year, and we’re ready to go #allgasnobreak.

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Underclassmen taking over girls varsity lacrosse