New coaches for girls’ lacrosse bring hope for good year

March 1, 2011 — by Megan Benzing

Starting their third year as at team, the girls’ lacrosse varsity and JV teams are yet adjusting to new coaches for the third year in a row. This constant change has been tough, but the team believes these coaches are here to stay.

This season, returning to coach the varsity team as she did in 2009 is Merryl Geisse, who played for Bucknell University, a Division 1 school, for three years. With her coaching varsity is assistant coach Gurpreet Sidhu, who played at Leland High School for four years.

The JV head coach is Eric Wong, who graduated from SHS in 2006 and coached a boys’ lacrosse team in Michigan, and the JV assistant coach is Molly Jordan, who graduated from SHS last year and played lacrosse for two years.

The team is in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Division, with major competitors being Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Notre Dame and Menlo-Atherton. The team’s first league game is March 17 against Los Gatos.

“We’re still getting to know each other and preparing for our league games,” said senior Kat Nobles. “We have a lot of potential and we will continue to improve as the season goes on.”

Returning key players this year in offense are seniors Vanessa Block and Ellen Scott and sophomore Jenny Guarino. Returning in defense are seniors Abby Frankola and Nobles and junior Stephanie Shimizu.

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