Women’s Lax starts this month


Lacrosse player Heather Verdin says she is excited to play this year. Photo by Vincent Moreland

Sarah Noble, Social Media Manager

Women’s Lacrosse will start scrimmaging in February with a team mostly made up of returning players, according to head coach Jim Griffiths.

“We have a good group returning and some good newcomers coming in,” said Griffiths. “But we usually pick up a few as the season begins.”

Before the beginning of the season, the players spend time working out and practicing to get a head start on the season.

Griffiths said all players participate in workouts, even newcomers, so by the time the season starts “everyone is familiar with each other.”

“[The players] have been working really hard and doing a really good job in workouts,” said Griffiths.

His only concern about the upcoming season is the cold weather.

“[Practicing indoors] is kind of tight because basketball season is still going on,” said Griffiths.

If the weather continues, Grffiths said, his team might have to compete with Men’s Lacrosse and Men’s Baseball for practice space in the gym.

“We try and go indoors as little as possible,” said Griffiths.

This season the team will compete in 28 games, including nine home games.

The first home game is against Potomac State College of West Virginia University on March 4.

Griffiths said he doesn’t plan to do anything differently this season and said he is confident he’ll have a “successful season.” Last season, the women made it to the national championship but lost.