East Forsyth women’s lax is back in attack as they approach the playoff season in hopes to contend for a conference and state title. Even with the loss of seniors, the whole team has stepped up to make an impact on the team’s performance. The women’s lacrosse squad stacks up well with their conference and have a chance of doing well in the playoffs
With a strong push during the start of the year, Maggie Peters (’16) commented, “I believe we have met our team goals because it was a rebuilding and we had a really strong start.” With plenty of teams losing to the Eagles and even more being beaten later in the season, the rebuilding season felt like a great success regardless of what people may classify it as. Playoffs are still a go at this point and the Eagles are ready to compete. Peters said, “Our postseason goals are to come together as a team and push through playoffs as far as we can.”
Being in the playoffs also comes with more vigorous training to push the team’s skills. Jenna Durham (’17) replied, “We train better by pushing our teammates to be the best they can and to work on all the little things we give away in the regular season. We train every day to be the best team we can.”
Along with that, team bonding became a big part to this year’s success. Everyone has felt welcome to the team and they hope to grow together through the upcoming years. Chloe Pike (’19) said, “I think we have bonded because we’ve learned to trust each other more on and off of the field.”
Even after postseason, Eagles still train in the off-season as much as they can. Durham said, “After the season, I don’t stop; I keep a stick in my hand as much as I can during off-season. I also play club lacrosse over the summer and indoor lacrosse in the winter to keep my skills sharp.”
With a rebuilding year, it’s been a great run for the Lady Eagles and it’s not over yet. We wish them luck for the rest of the season.