By Isiah Miranda
Last year’s Novato girls lacrosse team had an outstanding season with a perfect 24-0 record, including an MCAL and NCS championship. Some of the top players from last year’s team have graduated, including Reily Bolton, Lexi Omholt, and Jensen Neff. The question is will they be able to defend the crown?
The excitement of ending last year’s season with a 10-9 buzzer beater victory over Monte Vista has created great expectations for this year’s team.
“I think we had a really strong upper class that showed the way for the younger girls and everybody bought in,” said head coach Rory Daly. ”This group works harder probably than any team we play.”
The girls hope to have a successful season this year. They have been working hard to accomplish the same goals as last year and the year before.
“We hope to do what we did again; three-peat, get that third title but we will see how it goes,” said senior Allie Level.
This year’s team of committed players look to be very competitive.
“We have just been working really hard keeping our practices focused and getting really intense,” said junior Charlie Rudy.
They began working on their championship run before the season started.
“We started preseason fall ball a while ago so our stick skills are pretty much up to par,” said Level. “Since season started we have been doing a lot of full field drills, working on our defense and attack.”
Novato Girls lacrosse looks to have a good run this season led by many of their key players including, middies Allie and Jamie Level, attack Charlie Rudy, defender Annie Dalton, and goalie Katie McGrath.
This group of girls is highly committed in bringing Novato another championship.
“I have very high expectations seeing as how everyone views us and what we've done in the past two years. I expect that we do some pretty great things,” said Level.
The girls look to keep the same flow as the previous years, with hard work and determination.
“Same recipe as all the previous years. We try to outwork everybody, we try to have more fun than everybody, we like to keep things light but when it's time to work we work hard,” said Daly.
If all goes as planned, another championship banner should be hanging in the Gordon Gym.