Girls Varsity Lacrosse

The girls are working hard this season with wanting to make it to the final round of districts. Last year the girls made it to the first round of districts and had a close loss against Riverview. This year the team wants to accomplish great things and have fun along the way.

The girls varsity coach this year is Kristy Harris. Coach Harris is from Long Island and started playing when she was in 7th grade at Smithtown Middle School. She played all four years on Varsity and went on to Join the Empire State team. Harris has coached many undefeated seasons as the Head Coach for Shoreham Wading Lacrosse in New York and locally at Monster’s Lacrosse in Lakewood Ranch. She was the JV coach at Out of Door Academy and led them to an undefeated season in 2015, and was also an assistant coach to their varsity team the following two years. Coach Harris has lead many lacrosse clinics in Manatee and Sarasota counties as well as helping at Wildcats Lacrosse. Harris has also been a Florida “Teacher of the Year” nominee and has been a teacher in Manatee County for 13 years. Now she has joined her husband to sell real estate. The team is excited to have her on board, and they are excited for this season with her.

“This year, I’m excited that I’m able to lead the team this year as a captain. I’m also looking forward to bonding and growing as a team with this great group of girls,” said senior captain Ali Gierhart.

Look pretty, play strong: The girls pose for their first team photo together. Their first game was held at St. Stephens on Feb. 20th. “Lacrosse season is something I look forward to every year, and I’m truly excited to spend my last year getting better as a player and as a teammate to the girls,” said senior Rylie Cunneen.

2020 Girls Varsity Team Roster

#                     Name                            Grade

1                      Lynlee Clarke              10

2                     Rylie Cunneen             12

3                     Penelope May               9

4                     Sydney Morrison          9

5                     Emma Winfield             9

6                     Cassie  Leal                     9

7                     Cameron Murphy          9

8                     Emily Clark                    12

9                     Ali Gierhart                    12

10                   Abby Ralston                 11

11                    Brighton LaFlamme     12

12                   Abigail Owen                  9

13                   Leah Cumberland          10

14                   Emma Martin                 10

15                   Ella Emmrich                  9

17                   Grace Diggins                  10

18                   Bella Rosa                        9

19                   Abby Clark                       11

20                  Reyanna Troupe             11

22                   Ciara Jones                    10

23                   Violet Kelly                   10

24                   Carlee Schultz              10

25                   Maddy Rogers              10