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 That time of year has come once again for the Lady Noles to pick up their sticks and head back to work. These athletes have been putting in the hours, with vigorous amounts of training happening both inside and outside of school. Lacrosse is a very demanding sport, and is not easy to excel in, but these girls are striving for greatness.

The official start of the 2024 season is February 12th, consisting of two games. For Seminole High School (SHS) the players are split into two teams, Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity. The games will be at home, with the first game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. There will be many more games throughout the season with 16 total games, seven home games and nine away games. Games will be set sporadically throughout the week, so be sure to come out and see all of the amazing talent we have at SHS.

While games are a huge part of playing the sport, there are also benefits that come with the lacrosse season outside of the athletic perks. The season lasts from February to April, and allows the players to create a strong bond, which is crucial to play this team based sport. SHS sophomore and JV player, Sophia Torresin, had this to say: “My favorite part of being on the team is having the opportunity to make more friends. I love being able to play, and another one of my favorite parts of the sport is being able to get better and get a deeper understanding of the game. I can’t wait to play games against different schools and even try to come out of some of them with a win. I can’t wait to show the school what this team really has to offer and how our players are really improving. I think it will be a really fun start to the new season and I can’t wait to move forward and grow with my teammates.” Without a strong foundation to build off of, the game would be far more challenging.    

Stated by SHS sophomore and JV lacrosse player Tanvi Patel, “I love being a part of the team because it allows me to build lifelong bonds with my teammates. We share so many memories together both on and off the field, and it’s a place where I really feel motivated to give it my all and try my best. I cannot wait to be able to improve on my skills this season and get closer with all of my teammates. We have improved so much compared to last year and I’m excited to see where this season will take us.” 

Lacrosse is not designed for everybody to play, as it requires a very elevated amount of endurance to handle. The sport has high levels of physical contact, and a lot of aggression goes into it. For these girls to go out everyday and give it their all with the high likelihood of sustaining an injury can take some courage. 

For some players, this is their first year playing the sport at SHS, and for others, this will be their very first time ever even picking up a stick. Building up the basic fundamentals will be the first step for these players, such as footwork and stick work. This could take a while to fully comprehend, but with determination and practice, they can have great skills in the future. Going forward, they can only improve and we wish the team the best of luck as they put their best foot forward into the 2024 spring lacrosse season. Go Lady Noles!


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