Women’s lacrosse gets fall season started
The Georgia College women’s lacrosse squad lost its Oct. 13 season opener 13-8 to Kennesaw State.
“Our season is in the spring, so we have only been practicing besides the preseason scrimmage against Kennesaw State,” senior exercise major and defensive midfielder Sarah Jeffery said. “From what I have seen so far, we should do very well in the spring. We have a lot of skilled freshmen this year and we play great together as a team so I’m excited to see just how well we do this season.”
The informal fall season is accompanied by a lack of a coach for the team, resulting in increased team captain leadership.
“Since we no longer have a coach, it is our jobs as captains to step up and be leader(s),” Jeffery said. “We tend to goof off a lot at practice, and even though we are out there to have fun I want to make it more structured. I am getting drills and plays from my high school coach, which I plan on using in practice in hopes that it will be fun and help make us better.”
Despite the informalities in the fall scheduling along with the lack of coach, the team has experienced increasing participating numbers and team awareness throughout the school due to word-of-mouth according to junior history major Devyn Pondiss.
“I would love to see this team have an undefeated season,” Pondiss said. “When you look at the players on our team there is no doubt in my mind that it can be done. I want to see this team grow and grow, maybe even one day we will be official in the eyes of the school.”
Pondiss aims to carry a fun, but hard-working attitude into the spring season where the team is expected to play Emory, Furman and Georgia Southern.
“The best part about playing with the team is the amount of fun we all have together,” center Leah Eller said. “We know we aren’t some DI team that takes every game super seriously, but we know how to have fun with it and laugh at our mistakes. We do take the games seriously, but we also have so much fun playing.”
Despite the hardships that the team and the captains face on a regular basis, the players still find much joy in each other and the game.
“The best part about playing with the team is the amount of fun we all have together,” Eller said. “The girls’ different personalities really makes the team worth playing for. Every girl has a different gift to bring to the team, whether it be with skills or making each other laugh.”
Their next game has not been scheduled, but a full schedule will be out in November.