BMC lacrosse prepares for ’00 season
By biconews On 15 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Rachel Johnson

It is only mid-February, and the Bryn Mawr College lacrosse team has already been practicing for over a week. Although the snow is still covering the lacrosse field, dedicated players have been rolling out of bed in order to participate in 6:00 am practices in the gym.

“The practices have been very good,” says head coach Kate Miller, “except for being inside.”

With a roster of 27 players, including some very promising freshmen, the lacrosse team has a full squad. This year’s team members include the co-captains, senior Beth Varadian and junior Jenny Yuh, as well as returning players: seniors Kana Takahashi, Amanda Greenspon, and juniors Emily Engler and Brooke Walker. Kate Miller returns as the head coach, and Nicole Smith joins the team as the assistant coach.

The team will continue practicing through spring break, during which members of the team will travel to the American Lacrosse Camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. The camp, associated with Eckerd College, will be hosting 15 other colleges that week. The schedule will include two to three practices per day, as well as a full-day scrimmage.

Following the players’ return from Florida, the season will get underway with their first home game on Thursday, March 16, against Widener. In addition to the 15 regular season games, seven of which are home and eight of which are Centennial Conference match-ups, the Mawrters will travel to Mount Holyoke College March 24-26 to play in the annual Seven-Sisters toumament.

So far everyone involved seems to be very satisfied with the way the lacrosse team is pulling together. There has been great team bonding and strong team dynamics every step of the way, [sic] even the newcomers are quickly being assimilated into the team.

“The girls are really nice, and although we don’t have all of the experience yet, I think it’s going to be a great season,” says freshman Ahmara Gibbons.

So look for some fast, stick-checking, star-shooting action this spring by the Bryn Mawr lacrosse team.

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