Although their record might not show it, the goddesses of girls’ JV lacrosse (heretofore known as JAX) fought hard. These girls started off the season strong by shoveling spring snow on Greenway, determined to play the next day. “Hammering Holton Arms,” Missy Brandt came in clutch in the third game of the season, crushing the Panthers 11-7. Peaks of the game included points from Catie Medick, Addie George, Elyse Farrell, Jackie Lukes, Janil Cohen, and McClain Brooks. Additionally, Missy Brandt earned 3 draw controls, while the benchers sent extra-spirited cheers from the sidelines. The Maroon snagged their first (and only) dub, leaving the field proudly with the 11-7 victory. JAX’s next battle took place at NCS, and the nail biting game ended with a sad tie. NCS played a very physical game, and unfortunately star midfielder Hannah Doss ended up with a concussion. Her teammates, however, continued the game “For Hannah” and played arguably the most competitive game of the season. In the cage, Liv Hunt had a solid game with six great saves. Although the battle ended up in a 9-9 tie, the coaches felt proud of how the girls played.
The girls’ last game of the season was against St. Catherine’s in Richmond, VA. The team made the trek to Richmond early Saturday morning, and the girls were eager to work hard. EHS got off to a strong start and ended the first half with a goal scored by Sunny Miller. The final score of the game was 14-1, and, although EHS lost, the girls’ JV laxers walked off of the field feeling accomplished; the team had played one their best games of the season.
To conclude the season, like many other teams, JAX gathered at the lovely Stillwell home for a home cooked meal. We sat around the table and reminisced about the shenanigans from the season. After cake in honor of our fearless leader, Ms. Mckeachie (she’s getting hitched!), we recognized the award winners. For her ability to approach newness with an open-mind and tenacity, Caroline Ullrich earned the “Most Improved Player” award, and returning player, Missy Brandt, was the recipient of the “Most Valuable Player” award. This award was well deserved, as Missy was one of the most dependable and skilled players on the team. Finally, because of her strong commitment to the team as a captain, Sunny Miller earned the “Coaches Award.” Overall, it was a great evening to recognize all of the team’s time together and to close off a great season. Thanks to everyone for your incredible support and Go High School!