Girls lacrosse looks to get back to playoffs
Last season, the Emmaus girls lacrosse team fell just one goal shy of earning a spot in the District 11 Class 3A Tournament. A 12-11 loss to Southern Lehigh in the regular season finale kept the Green Hornets from the playoffs after needing to win three of their last five games of the regular season.
Entering a 2020 season that’s been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Emmaus hopes to improve on last year’s 8-10 record if and when the spring sports season gets underway.
For fourth-year head coach Roxann Betz’s team lost a lot of talent and leadership from last year’s squad and will have a much younger, less experienced team this year. But she still sees potential with the talent across the board.
“Although we have a young team, we have lots of talent from one end to the other,” Betz said. “There are key leaders that have stepped up and have been supportive to their teammates. Our midfield has improved speed off the draw. Tremendous offseason success has provided the confidence building needed for a successful season.”
Some of the returning talent for Betz and her staff include Laura Boyko, Kaitlyn Csensits, Emma Schoenly, Tori Brinckman, Sammy Reed, Nesiah Bertram, Marybeth Smith, Julia Cote and Ally Shaffer.
Key newcomers that Betz will rely on to contribute this year include Mikayla Viola, Ellie Ervin, Emily Hollinger, Emily Wassel and Katie O’Brien.
Betz said her team’s expectations are to be competitive in every game and its goals are to contend in both the EPC and District 11.