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Girl’s Chillax off to a good start

Park girls lacrosse starts their winter league
Annika Koch
Junior Ailish Fitzpatrick defends the ball, attempting to intercept the pass. Park was defeated by Prior Lake 6-10 Nov. 12.

Park’s girls, student-led winter lacrosse team, Chillax, won both of their games against Shakopee and Owatonna Nov. 5. These two wins started their winter league off strong.

Freshman Lola Grimm said she was satisfied with how the two games played out, but felt the team could have improved on their communication skills and teamwork.

“I think it went well and we played well,” Grimm said. “We could do better on working more as a team, subbing more and more communication.” 

Senior Margaux Pollock said the game went well but the communication aspect could be improved on.

“I think it went really well for it being the first time we’ve played together,” said Pollock. “We had good plays but I definitely think we could improve on our communication.”

Junior Ashley Berry said her favorite thing about being a part of Chillax is the “chill” environment along with being around her teammates and playing other top lacrosse teams in Minnesota. 

“There’s no pressure to win, it’s just fun,” Berry said. “I like team bonding and we play a lot of top teams in the state.”

Pollock is one of four captains this year and said she enjoys being one so that she can help and guide the team.

“My favorite part is being a captain so that I can lead the girls under me and be someone they can look up to,” said Pollock.

Grimm said Chillax helps the girls grow as a team before the season starts because they can get more comfortable playing games against others and as a team instead of just practicing.

“It helps us get to know each other,” said Grimm. “We can play as a team on the field which is better than practicing and it helps our relationships grow.”

Berry said Chillax is a very fun environment and people interested can join next year. 

“When we play next season anybody interested can join and reach out to us about it,” Berry said. “We always want to get more people to play lacrosse, there’s not pressure, a lot of girls are new and there’s good team bonding.”

Park girls next game is 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 against Lakeville North and Prior Lake at Savage Sports Center.

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Annika Koch
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Hi! I’m Annika, this is my first year on Echo, and I’m a junior. In my free time I like to do gymnastics, hang out with my friends, and travel. I’m excited to be on Echo this year!

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