LAX to the MAX
Arguably the most dominant BHS team in their respective sport, the girls’ lacrosse team is off to another undefeated start and has high ambitions for the season to come. After last season’s semifinal run, the team has every reason to believe they could be crowned champions by the end of the 2017 season.
The girls’ lacrosse captains. Photo by Kiera Havill.
However, the pressure of such a talented roster including captains Mackenzie Chapman, Sophia Hagstromer, Kiera Havill, and Maggie Sweeney has not been affecting the team’s attitude. “My role is making sure that the atmosphere is always positive,” says junior, Mackenzie Chapman, “When you play BHS girls’ lacrosse, you are always thinking about your teammates and what you can do to make them better.” Chapman even attributes an introduction of music over the loud speakers at practice to the positive environment.
Photo by Kiera Havill.
The season so far hasn’t been without its challenges. The team fought back against a tough Snohomish team after being tied at halftime, only to power through to a comfortable win. While restrictions limit the amount of contact on the field, that has not always been the case this season. In a game against Snohomish, an opposing player took her stick while running down the sideline and checked BHS senior Taylor Tye to the ground, facing her second yellow card of the game and a suspension.
The season still has a ways to go and the team is looking to remain undefeated. They are looking for your support on Wednesday and Friday nights with a critical game against Mercer Island on May 3rd, yet to come. They will be rocking their new navy blue uniforms and hope to put on a show under the lights in the coming weeks.