The makeup of the team might be a little different, but the goal is still the same for the Silver Lake girls’ lacrosse team.
The Lakers made school history last season, earning their first ever playoff bid with about one quarter of their season still remaining when they achieved that feat. Ultimately, they finished the year at 14-7 following a first round playoff loss to Hingham. Following that game which marked the end of their season, they lost eight seniors to graduation: midfielder Lea Mason and Nina Whidden, defenders Jessica Huard, Tess Griever, Mikaela Wilson, Danielle Levin, Taylor Barnett and attackers Lyndsay Kramer.
That said, the makeup of this year’s Lakers team is a little more clear. Obviously, the majority of their losses came on the defensive side of the ball. Although it will be tough to replace that experience, the Lakers will likely try to make up for it on the attack. They return senior Cameron Daly, who put up a team-high 55 goals last season.She was a Patriot League All-Star, and the same could be said for goaltender Devin Zambruno, who is also a senior.
Claudia Scigliano (26 goals), Ann Chapman (23 goals), Colleen Foley (21 goals) and Sarah Brockway (15 goals) are also back yet again, so the Lakers return five of their top six scorers from last season. If that is an indicator, then the Lakers should be able to pile on the goals this season; they will likely also be able to limit other team’s scoring with the talent they have in net. With the graduations the team suffered, there are still opportunities for younger players to shine this season too even if there is a strong veteran presence.
The squad, coached by Taylor Wiedmann, will open up their season on Tuesday, April 3 at home against Whitman- Hanson, weather permitting.