Behind the Scenes of Women’s Lacrosse!

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Although it’s been different, many sports have still been able to play! While following COVID guidelines and staying safe, here’s how the lady catamounts are doing in their lacrosse season so far! 

When asked about the biggest challenge this season, Co-Captain and Senior, Reagan Terrell, says, “The biggest challenge has been finding consistency because of the unusual schedule with the pandemic and the winter weather. Nothing is normal and we have a totally new team to adjust to it!” Senior, Lexi Sardinas’ says her biggest challenge is adjusting and finding chemistry to her new team just because they all have grown and improved so much plus there are so many new people to the team. 

Ellie Mcgee, a senior as well, told us about the COVID protocols Panther Creek is taking to keep everyone safe, “We always get screened before every practice, temperature taken and all of the necessary questions. We have masks on all the time, and we try to stay as spread out as possible.” Sardinas’ also added how there are limited viewers to each game. 

“We have a totally new team and not being able to have bonding time outside of practice has its struggles, but the team has come together really well as the season has continued! The teams in the past have been so different, so I think our bond this year is better in some ways and has become super special and trusting on the field,” Terrell stated about this year’s team chemistry compared to previous years. McGee stated, “Team chemistry is always an issue at the beginning, everyone has to get used to and adjust to how everyone plays and if you don’t come together, this is extremely detrimental to the team. We only had about a week of practice before our first game, but it definitely is getting better and will continue to as the season continues.”

When asked about games being different without fans, Jordan Hoey, also a senior said, “Games have been a lot less anxiety-inducing, but it’s also disheartening not being able to look into the crowd and see people cheering you on.” Sardinas’ stated, “It’s definitely been quieter on the sidelines and it’s hard that my parents aren’t there to watch most of my senior season. We all have to make sacrifices though to have a full season.” The toughest opponent(s) had been unanimously declared Green Hope and Green Level. Hoey states, “They are two teams who really want to beat us, Green Hope, because of the rivalry, and Green Level because a lot of the girls on the team left PC, so there’s some friendly competition there.” Terrell said, “Both teams are really talented and even have some of our previous players on them!”

COMMITS!:

Reagan Terrell:

Committed to: Davidson College!

Why Davidson?: “I committed to Davidson because it gave me the opportunity to have competitive sports and a great and challenging education! It’s in a great location and both of my parents went there too, so I’ve grown up visiting my whole life.”

Did anything surprise you about the school?: “I was surprised by how unified the team was. The team was so competitive but really celebrated each other!”

Lexi Sardinas:

Committed to: St. Andrews University!

Why St. Andrews?: “The other schools were further from home and St. Andrews offered me a really big scholarship that I couldn’t turn down.”

Did anything surprise you about the school?: “The diversity really surprised me due to mostly playing on all-white teams. It was a nice surprise to see so many minorities in the St. Andrews Lacrosse Program!”

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