The varsity girls lacrosse team completed another fantastic season in 2017.
Though the season was full of many strong success and a few hard losses, the Lady Eagles ultimately ended the season with a 9-9 record. Though the team qualified for the state playoffs for the third consecutive season, the Lady Eagles lost in the first round to Westminster. Senior head captain, Jade Robertson, led the team and finished her career with 151 goals, making her the second highest scorer in Woodward girls lacrosse history. Senior captain Erica Abraham led the defense in front of senior goalie Maggie Davis, who had 178 saves on the season. Senior captain Emily Citarella and sophomore Ella Bennett led the charge on the attack with a combined 82 goals and 41 assists, while senior captain Kennedy Lollis led the midfield with 46 draw controls. While the Lady Eagles will lose several talented seniors, they’re hoping to build on this season and return to the state playoffs next year.
** Denotes Lead Captain
* Denotes Co-Captain
The girls lacrosse team made it to the second round of playoffs in 2015 before losing to the reigning state champions. The team has improved greatly from season to season, which Coach Balthaser attributes to the girls’ determination and dedication. A 2005 Woodward graduate, she attended the University of New Mexico on a weightlifting scholarship. In 2008, she was one of only 25 women in the nation invited to compete in the Olympic trials for her sport. She coached the Olympic weightlifting team from 2006 to 2010.