George Mason’s girls lacrosse team met yesterday in room B108 to discuss their upcoming season. Why so early, one might ask; the team lost 11 seniors last year and is trying to rebuild.
Starting to prepare for the spring season in January will help the team get the word out to new players who need more practice and would allow time for improvement, according to senior Abby Johansen.
Senior Amanda Rolander has been part of the varsity team since her freshman year and is adamant about recruiting new players for the team. She has gone as far as to offer practice times at TJ elementary on her weekends to help new players become more familiar with the game.
Rolander said, “The lacrosse team is really important to me and starting things early will give us a good shot at our season this year.”
Sophomore Emily Bell, who joined the squad her eighth grade year, said, “I’m looking forward to lacrosse, but I’m trying to enjoy my off season and watch some basketball games. I admire a lot of the team member’s dedication and think everything they are doing is great. I’m just not ready to play in the ice or snow!”
Some might think it is too early to start practicing, but to others this is pure dedication. We will be keeping a close watch on our lady Mustangs and look forward to the season. Those of you who are interested in playing lacrosse, why not give it a try?