Girls Lacrosse Poised for a Winning Season

Taylor Freitas, Journalism Student

The 2011 Bethel High School Girls Lacrosse season has finally come to a start. Forty-five girls tried out for both JV and Varsity, making the team appear stronger than ever. Eighteen games are scheduled for Varsity to play against different teams around the state.

Head Coach Shelly Desisto has high expectations. She says, “Last year we finished with a 500 record and not making the SWC’s. I’d like to improve our record, make the SWC tourament for the first time in our team’s history, and to make a solid showing in the state playoffs as well.”

This year is said to be a tough year according to the captains Laura Steinmetz, senior, and Serina Ghio, junior. Last season top scorers were Morgan Bartz and Danielle Ferraro, both of whom have since graduated. Bethel is working on making up for their loss.

“Bethel Lacrosse will definitely surprise the competition. The league expects a building year due to the loss of Bartz and Ferraro, but they have yet to see the steps we have taken as a team. We look better than ever and we have improved fundamental skills as a whole,” insists Steinmetz.

“I think that we have a strong team this year and although we lost a lot of talent, we’ll be able to make up for it with practice. We have speed and skills that have gone unnoticed for awhile,” adds Ghio.

The girl’s lacrosse team’s first scrimmage is Wednesday March 30th at Danbury High School starting at 4 p.m. The team plays its first JV and Varsity game April 6th in New Fairfield with Varsity starting at 4 p.m. Come out to support the Bethel High School Girl’s lacrosse team and see them in action!