Lacrosse is back in season and the Lady Trojans are determined to start off strong and finish on top this year. The team has lost some valuable seniors, but the younger girls are ready to step up, as many of them did last year. Many of last year’s key players are back and have improved, so Blind Brook is hopeful going into the new season.
“I think we have a lot of potential this year,” said Captain Gabby Egol, a senior. “The team is mostly the same as last year’s team and I think that will allow us to build on the foundation we created. Brynn Korpi and Kaitlyn Shaw are two key players who are great leaders both on and off the field. I think this year everyone is super determined and ready to work together and work hard to make this season as successful as possible.”
So far, the Lady Trojans have proved their determination in their scrimmages against White Plains and New Rochelle. Neither team is in their league, but that did not seem to stop the girls. Kaitlyn Shaw, a junior and captain, and Sabrina Wohl, a sophomore, came out strong and each scored a goal against White Plains. Brynn Korpi, a sophomore who had an extremely successful season last year, scored two goals against the Lady Tigers. Aside from goals, the Trojans worked together well and had smooth transitions with their passing.
Blind Brook is relying heavily on its younger players but is not worried about it. “I think we will have another competitive season this year,” said Coach Michael Martino. “We are young but have a lot of talent and girls that want to work hard. We have to put some pieces of the puzzle together, but I think things should fit nicely.”
Some key returning players to watch out for this season are Korpi and Shaw along with junior goalie Anna Campbell and Egol. The team is also looking towards Wohl and Chloe Haimes, another sophomore, to step up.
As the Lady Trojans continue to shape their team, it is key that they focus on teamwork as it is clear to everyone that the talent is there. Coming off last year’s losing season, Blind Brook is hoping that their hard work will pay off. Come support the Lady Trojans at their first game on Saturday, Mar. 23 against Hastings at 2 p.m. at home. On Monday, Mar. 25 the Trojans go up against Edgemont at 4:30 p.m. in an away game and on Wednesday, Mar. 27, Blind Brook will face off against Irvington at 4:30 p.m., also an away contest.