Windsor High School girls’ lacrosse off to strong start
By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Thu., Apr. 21, 2011
Taking the practice field in electric lime green uniforms and equally vibrant enthusiasm, the Lady Warriors lacrosse players of Windsor High School are ready for another great season.
“This is a phenomenal group of young women,” coach Marci Mullady said. “Not only do they play incredibly well together, but they continue to come together as a team off the field – they enjoy just being together and having fun.”
After graduating six seniors in 2010, the team is comprised of an equal mix of grade levels. “We had a good number of girls come out for the team this year. Between the varsity and JV, we have over 40 kids,” Mullady said.
Coming off last season’s record of 6-12, the Lady Warriors are practicing at every opportunity, preparing for each game with focus and determination. “We have a few teams that I would consider rivalries. Northwest Catholic always gives us strong competition, and Farmington– my dad coaches for them, so that’s always a good game,” the coach said.
With early wins over Farmington(11-10), Newington (10-4) and Northwest Catholic (6-5), the team is determined to build toward the state tournament. “We just need to continue what we have been doing,” Mullady said. “Our offense and defense are both doing very well – each game I have seen improvement.”
One area Mullady is focused on bettering is attendance. “It is so hard to get everyone to practice every day - and on time. We all have very busy schedules,” she said. “We are fortunate to have 100 percent academic eligibility; these girls work hard on the field and in their studies – we just need to focus on getting everyone to practice consistently.”
Looking ahead, Mullady is encouraged by what she has seen from her team thus far. “This team has a very strong work ethic, and I’m sure it will carry them throughout the season.”
A complete schedule can be found on www.casciac.org.
Windsor High School Girls’ Lacrosse Head Coach Marci Mullady
Number of season with this team: 3
Assistant coaches: Sarah Krammen & Pam Hammersmith
Captains: Jamie Wakefield & Kathryn Zeugher
Goal for the season ahead: “We always strive to reach the state tournament. It helps that this is an exceptionally tight group and I know they will continue to bond as a team throughout the season,” Mullady said.
Upcoming game: April 29 vs. Simsbury at home
Jamie Wakefield – Senior, Center: Returning for her fourth year, Wakefield is looking forward to her final season with the Lady Warriors. “I love the camaraderie on our team. We all gel and play together really well,” she said. Wakefield plans on attending a four-year college to study environmental engineering and continue playing lacrosse.
Meagan Self – Junior, Attack Wing: A third-year varsity player, Self enjoys the team spirit. “The best part of the game is when we all run on the field and do high fives, at the beginning and after a point – we are a close team,” she said.
Kathryn Zeugher – Senior, Defense: A four-year player, Zeugher respects the game and her teammates. “In the last four years, we have grown as a team. We are all really connected, and it shows,” she said. Zeugher plans on attending St. Joseph College to study nursing.