Girls’ lacrosse team seeks to reset and rebuild

February 13, 2018 — by Jeffrey Xu

Preview of girls' lacrosse.

Head Coaches: Megan Abcede and Emilie Noyola

Recap of 2016/2017 season: The team finished sixth in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, with a league record of 4-10.

League: El Camino Division

Key Matchups: Los Gatos, Gunn

Star Players: Senior midfielder Milan Nguyen, senior midfielder Katrina Sung and senior offensive player Laira Bhurji, junior goalie Leena Elzeiny

Key Additions: Junior goalie Leena Elzeiny

Key Losses: Midfielders Julia Vita and Emma Kovac

After a disappointing season with a record of 4-10, the girls ended up placing sixth out of the nine teams in the El Camino division last year. The team has experienced major key losses through its graduating seniors, and there are currently only three seniors on the team. Consequently, many underclassmen and juniors have had to step up to play on varsity to make up for the loss.

“This year is definitely going to be a rebuilding year,” said sophomore midfielder Julia Yoo. “But I think if we work hard, we have to potential to do well in our league.”

Additionally, Bhurji believes the individual talent and the strong chemistry of the returning players of the team will contribute to their success. She hopes to place high in the lower league and subsequently qualify for CCS.


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