Almost over

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Elizabeth Riti

A group of varsity girls bond at one of their final lacrosse games.

The 2022 season for the girls varsity lacrosse team is coming to an end, with their final game on May 11. Some players look forward to their future years on the team, while others dread the goodbyes.

Emily Frissel, freshman, was thrilled to join the team, but she said she is not excited for the end. She said meeting new people was nerve-racking for her but was worth the effort. 

“It was hard at first to find my place on the team, especially with being one of the youngest,” Frissel said. “It’ll be a change not constantly having something to do once the season ends. It feels like it just started.”

Despite her many previous years on the team, Elena McCarthy, senior, said she feels the same as the freshmen. If anything, she said her experience has made this ending even harder. 

The sport of lacrosse is a special thing but it’s not what I’m passionate about, it’s the people and the team aspect that make the experience for me.”

— Ella Remier

“I feel sad that the season is almost over,” McCarthy said. “I would tell the new players to enjoy all the practices and games. The season will go by fast. Enjoy it while you can.”

While Ella Reimer, junior, tried to enjoy her season, she said the school year coming to an end causes stress about both her grades and athletic performance. This encourages Reimer to say her goodbyes to the seniors early, and to be optimistic during challenging situations like these. 

“The lacrosse season happens to be during a very stressful time of the year, so it’s been a challenge to balance lacrosse with school,” Reimer said. “Starting my freshman year, I met so many people through [lacrosse], and now I get a chance to meet underclassmen and get closer with my peers.”

Reimer says the connection between teammates is what she relies on during this time. While winning games is what some players look forward to in lacrosse, Reimer prefers the team within it.

“The sport of lacrosse is a special thing but it’s not what I’m passionate about,” Reimer said. “It’s the people and the team aspect that make the experience for me. Being a part of the team is the important part to me.”