March 6, 2020
As the Cherry Hill East Girls Lacrosse team’s season come to an end, the year proved to be an immense improvement from the 2017-18 season. As the team finished with a record of 4-13 last year, they improved to a winning 10-9. While the season had several ups and downs, the team looked to be largely better than previous years.
While the team’s three top goal scorers, Paige Miller (‘21), Julia Cutler (‘20) and Sydney Cicha (‘20), will be returning next season, the team is losing strong senior leadership from Ellie Weinberg (‘19), Ali Kueny (‘19), and Juliane Calalo (‘19). The rest of the team plan to take the leadership from the seniors to improve in upcoming years.
“I am confident that the returning players will step up and fill the void… but three of the seniors were three year varsity staters and the team will definitely be different without them,” said Miller.
Julia Cutler coincides with Miller and a majority of the team’s feelings on their leaders.
“It’s going to be hard to replace our seniors. They were great assets on the field and they were great leaders to the team during every practice and game,” said Cutler.
While the team is losing many strong players, they had many successes throughout the season.
According the Cutler and Miller, their greatest success came from their against Kingsway with a score of 15-10. They played Kingsway earlier in the season and lost by five goals, however, in their second match, they came back and beat them by five goals.
“It was a huge win for us considering it was a conference game to a competitive team. It was a great team win and really gave the team more confidence” said Miller.
However, next year the team hopes to improve on their endurance and attitude during some games.
“We tend to lose hope when we’re losing and instead of coming back… we don’t try that hard and more goals are scored… when we try as hard as we can and work as a unit… we’re unstoppable,” said Cutler.
Overall, the team had a very successful and improving season, and many of the players look to grow on their strengths for next season.