Girls lacrosse is optimistic of repeating last seasons success

As the weather warms, and the sun returns, the EGR Girls Lacrosse team is gearing up for another successful season. After winning three state championships in a row, all eyes are on them for the 2023 season. 

Last year, girls’ lacrosse went down in history by beating Detroit Country Day 12-11 in overtime. This year, they are looking forward to being out on the field again and starting their quest for another title. 

Despite losing a highly talented group of seniors last year, the team is preparing for an exciting season up ahead and also adding a large group of underclassmen to their roster. 

“I’m most excited for the new dynamic the team will have with the new girls coming in, it’ll be exciting to have a different team,” Riley Padgett ‘24 said. 

This will be Padgett’s third year on varsity after COVID took her freshman year season. She loves the sport but also the people she does it with. Their success comes from not only the highly talented individuals but also the amazing bond the team shares. They are all extremely close and always know how to have a fun time together. 

“My favorite parts of lacrosse season are the team bonding we do like sleeping on the field and bus rides to away games. It’s always a good time with this team,” Padgett said. 

With optional lifts beginning as early as January, preseason is in full swing and the team has already begun working hard. Lauren Bill ‘25 is a returning varsity player after making the team her freshman year. 

“I am super excited about this upcoming season. The atmosphere of the team this year during the preseason has already been enjoyable and I am looking forward to it,” Bill said. 

 They will face many challenging teams this season, but some of their toughest competition will be the Forest Hills teams, Rockford and Catholic Central, all teams that have always been strong and continue to improve.  

The team shares a great bond, which aids in their success. They are all extremely close and always know how to have a fun time together. This year, they are hoping to continue that amazing team dynamic. 

“As a team, we have been getting to know each other better and forming those friendships with the freshmen as well as working a lot on our stick skills because we lost many of our stronger players last year,” Bill said

Last year, the team added an entirely new coaching staff to their program, this year many of those coaches will be returning to help the girls continue their success. The girls are ready to get back on the field this spring and prove themselves yet again. Come out and support their first home games on March 25!