After struggling to a 0-5 start last spring, the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team caught fire and ended with a 9-9 record.
PDS head coach Jill Thomas believes her team can build on last season’s late surge.
“We want to start where we left off last year and work on getting better everyday,” said Thomas, whose team opens its 2013 campaign by playing at Stuart County Day School on April 2.
Thomas believes her corps of nine seniors will make sure that the team works hard on a daily basis.
“These seniors are bound and determined, “ asserted Thomas, whose Class of 2013 includes Ellen Bartolino, Zeeza Cole, Lizzie Frieder, Louise Hutter, Carolyn Kossow, Hannah Levy, Cami McNeely, Sarah Trigg, and Corinne Urisko.
“They have really brought the group together. The juniors have responded really well.”
Thomas likes the way her offense is coming together. “We have six guys who will be on attack or midfield,” said Thomas.
“Hannah Levy had almost 100 points last year and she is looking good. She is heading to MIT, I think she will be a star there. Corinne Urisko is building on last year; she has got a shot that just rips the net. Lucy Linville had a good offseason; she has worked really hard. Sarah Brennan is looking good in the midfield; she will score goals. Kirsten Kuzmicz will be key in the midfield. Morgan Foster is 100 percent and she is looking fine. We have a lot of balance.”
The Panthers feature some battle-tested veterans at the other end of the field.
“The low defense will be Louise Hutter, Cami McNeely, and Lizzie Frieder,” said Thomas. “Zeeza Cole will move between midfield and defense.”
Senior goalie Sarah Trigg is looking good as PDS’ last line of defense. “Sarah gets better everyday; she is committed to going out on top,” added Thomas.
The Panthers will look to start the season at top speed, having displayed their commitment to excellence by going to Florida earlier this month for a preseason trip.
“We have already had two weeks of preseason up here,” said Thomas. “The trip is a good opportunity to get things going. It is an exciting group; it is going to be a lot of fun.”