The Woodward girls lacrosse team finished the 2018 season strong.
They clinched a berth in the region playoffs as a 4 seed, where they faced Starrs Mill, which eventually made an appearance in the Georgia A-AAAAA state championship game. Woodward competed closely with the top four teams in the region, losing by just one goal to 1-seed Marist School and 3-seed Decatur, and a notching a season-defining region win against Grady. Along with the team successes that came Woodward’s way this season, junior captain Ella Bennett was chosen to represent the state of Georgia at Stony Brook University in a national tournament on Memorial Day Weekend. This tournament will coincide with the NCAA DI Women’s Lacrosse Final Four. With a young team, and junior captains leading the way this season, the Lady Eagles will build upon the foundation and strength they found together this season, and continue to climb in 2019.
2017-18 WA Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team
Kate Sedgwick, Head Coach
Coach Sedgwick joined Woodward Academy as the head girls lacrosse coach in 2017. Before arriving at Woodward, Sedgwick was appointed head girls lacrosse coach at Lambert High School in 2009. She served as the head coach for the varsity team for six seasons, guiding the growing program into two state playoff appearances and most recently competing in the AAAAAAA state semi-finals in 2017. Coach Sedgwick also served as assistant lacrosse coach for The Westminster Schools from 2004-2008, where she was named GACA Area Assistant Coach of the Year for four consecutive years (2005-2008). While Coach Sedwick was there, Westminster went to the Georgia state playoffs four times and won the Georgia state title in 2004. Coach Sedwick has also served as head coach at Roberts Wesleyan College, a NCAA Division II team, and is currently the club coach for local Atlanta team Eagle Stix. As a player, she was a midfielder at Alfred University.