Julia Astram and Amber Frank
Only having one year of Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse under its belt, the Foran Girls Lacrosse team is hoping to surprise their competition this season.
The team was undefeated in Junior Varsity, 11-0, last season and hopes to continue competing at their full potential.
Head Coach Mr. Connors said, “I am very excited about joining the SCC this year for Varsity Lacrosse. It is definitely going to be challenging for our JV players from last year, but it gives them the opportunity to play at the next level. We are going to have a great shot at winning this season and have a lot of fun. Go Lady Lions!”
Captains Lexi Malangone and Kali Borden have one year of lacrosse in their past, but are making a tremendous effort to be the leaders the team needs. They both have the experience of being Girls Soccer captains for Foran this past season. They also have recently participated with some other members of the Girls Lax team on March 15 in the “Just for Jane” tournament at Trinity College in Hartford.
Most players that participated last year are returning, and many freshmen who played Milford Youth Lacrosse are coming in along with newcomers from all grades.
Unlike other sports, most teams have upperclassmen that are more experienced, but since Girls Lacrosse is a brand new sport, the underclassmen have more experience in playing and with the rules of the game. Therefore, this season will be challenging for the Lady Lions in the fact that they are a very young team.
The Boys Lacrosse team is coming in very strong this season as well. Though Foran lost many seniors to the 2014 class the school has many players that will give the competition a challenge.
One of those players is Josh Teller, a captain on the team this year.
Josh said he sees the team getting stronger as a whole and growing better every day. Josh is looking forward to bonding with his teammates and becoming closer to bring chemistry to the field. He said the team has great camaraderie.
Josh’s favorite memory was when Alex Eager scored a double overtime goal to win against Branford.
For his personal goals he wants to help the next generation prepare to step up as leaders and have fun.
One of the biggest games to come out to is obviously Law vs Foran. The team wants to see a full student section.