Amid youth movement, girls lacrosse starts off new season with a bang

Lauren Glynn ‘19

With three wins already under their belt and several more games on the way, the Benet Academy varsity girls lacrosse team is prepared for an exciting season. The team suffered a loss of fourteen senior players last season, but the girls are determined to pick up the slack. In their victories over Naperville Central, Hoffman Estates, and Wheaton-Warrenville South, the girls have already shown they have no intention of letting this stop them. This addition of new players has shifted the team’s dynamic— particularly on the defensive end of the field.

There are only two defensive players returning to varsity this year: senior Lauren Glynn and junior goalie Audrey Moran. The development of the young talent will be especially crucial in the seasons to come. In terms of offense, junior Caroline Covey returns as a midfielder for her third year on varsity, while sophomore duo Karly Keating and Margaret Snyder are new to the position.

Even with their 16-7 loss to a co-op team consisting of all four Lincoln Way schools, the Redwings still have outscored their opponents by a 41-38 sum. When asked about their outlook for the season, first year head coach Ja’Dae McGuire and returning assistant coach Colleen Savell agree they are both excited for the season ahead, even if the team is “a bit younger than years past”.