Girls’ lacrosse begins captains practices

Team prepares for season


Cole Taylor

Sophomore Margaux Pollock and Freshman Tarike Meyerhoff practice side arm throws March 21. This was the final captains practice for the girls lacrosse team.

Going into the girls’ lacrosse season, sophomore captain Margaux Pollock said the team needs to improve its atmosphere.

“Building a stronger chemistry between like the new girls (will be important) because there’s a lot of new freshmen on the team as well,” Pollock said.

For sophomore Brooke Scott, captains practices have served as a good time to improve her fundamental skills.

“We have a lot of fun at practice, and we do really helpful drills,” Scott said. “ I’m looking to get better at picking up ground balls.” 

For Pollock, recruitment has been going well despite COVID-19 concerns and low turnout in previous years.

“We’ve had a pretty good turnout, considering girls lacrosse usually struggled for numbers,” Pollock said. “I’m pretty excited for the amount of girls we have and how everyone’s getting along.” 

According to senior captain Emelia Johnson, furthering her lacrosse career was especially difficult due to the pandemic.

̈Personally, it was really hard to get recruited. Considering my sophomore season was destroyed and that’s usually when you start getting recruited and started looking at colleges, so  the whole process should be about two years.” Johnson said. 

Overall, Pollock said she’s excited for the season, and hopes for the team to stay consistent going into the upcoming season. 

“They’ve been going really good and we’ve been picking up the intensity as we get closer to the season,” Pollock said.

Tryouts will take place April 4 – 6 at the St. Louis Park High School Stadium.