By Mairin Hoffman ’25 & Hadley Nussbaum ’24
The girls’ varsity lacrosse team has already achieved a well-deserved victory at the beginning of the spring season. In their first game against Ethel Walker, they won with a score of 16 to 4. The girls have been working hard, and the result was a win for the first time in 3 years.
Our own Hadley Nussbaum ‘24 and Mairin Hoffman ‘25 interviewed Tori Nichele, a 4-year senior, and Caroline Marich, a sophomore, to get insight into girls’ lacrosse. They asked them some questions about lacrosse and sports at FGS. In our video interview below, we ask questions about lacrosse and their sports experience at our school.
We asked Tori and Caroline some questions about the team. They answered enthusiastically, showing how much passion they have for lacrosse. When we asked the girls how they and their teammates make practice fun, Tori says, “We always kind of like to screw around during practice, obviously we listen to our coaches, but we always make every drill fun.” Caroline said, “We have a lot of dance parties.” Although it is early in the season, the girls already seem to be bonding and getting closer so they can perform their best this season. You can see Tori and Caroline play field hockey and Highlander Hockey off the lacrosse field.
We also asked Coach Hedden how the season is going so far from a coach’s point of view, “The girls’ lacrosse team is off to an exciting start this season. This is the program’s first year having a JV team, and this participation is the growth that FGS girls lacrosse needs.”
Hedden spoke about their first win on March 26th, and how hard the girls worked; “Led by our eight seniors, the girls are eager to learn, improve, and win. During our first scrimmage against Ethel Walker, the team worked as a unit to execute new concepts on the field and earned a well-deserved W.”
Finally, Hedden talks about how she thinks the Gunn Girls Lacrosse will succeed, especially with all the new girls; “These girls are ready to take Gunn Girls Lax to the next level, and I couldn’t be happier to help them get there. I am proud of this group already; their energy, desire to improve, love for the game, and desire to play for each other is championship-level behavior. We will be a force to watch this season, and I can’t wait to see you all on the sidelines.”
Come to future Gunn Girls Lacrosse games and support your peers. The lacrosse team is already off to a great season, and the best is yet to come. Watch the Highlander Newspaper Sports interview below to learn more about FGS’s Girls lacrosse. Keep a lookout for more sports interviews coming your way this spring season!