Girls’ lacrosse ramps up training

After school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the varsity girls’ lacrosse team trains on campus.

The team begins by doing laps throughout the school grounds and then completing the traditional drills. The actual season begins around the end of January, giving the team more time for training.

Even though tryouts have not taken place yet, anyone is welcome to attend conditioning. Returning lacrosse players from last season are most likely to attend these practices.

“My endurance has definitely improved because of running in our practices,” senior Zoe Moore said. “When the actual games start up, running back and forth on the field can be really tiring so we can prepare ourselves for that.”

A perk of the on-school practices is that the girls can make complete a three-mile run with obstacles including stairs. The track located by the auditorium is about a mile and a half when run a few times.

“I think this type of training is helpful because we can run up and down the stairs and through the halls” junior Isabelle Richards said. “It gives us an exact three miles to run and we can focus on our pacing ourselves like we will on the field.”

By Jane Theofiledes