Seniors lead lacrosse to strong season

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A successful season, and a heartbreaking postseason result. With a regular season win over rival East Chapel Hill, and an early postseason exit, that is the story of the CHS women’s lacrosse team this year.

With plenty of senior talent, as well as up-and-coming underclassmen to fill in the gaps, this was a special year for Carrboro’s women’s lacrosse team.

Thanks to eight seniors, Carrboro beat rival East Chapel Hill’s team for the first time in CHS history, on March 21 of this year. “Beating East was the best part of the year,” said senior captain Abby Seagroves Reflecting on the season, Seagroves described the historic win over ECHHS—her favorite moment of the season—saying, “We were playing East, and we were up by five and then East came back and scored three goals and we were only up by two. We had two minutes left, and we just had to wind the clock down.”

Success doesn’t come from purely talent, as freshman Charlotte Ellis described the importance of team chemistry. She said, “I really liked the environment the team created. When I joined the team I felt like I had played lacrosse with them my whole life.”

With an 8-4 record, and ranked 25th in the state by MaxPreps, the success Carrboro had this year is undeniable. However, thanks to post-season scheduling that pitted them against a tough team in the second round, the Jaguars made an early tournament exit in their second-round game against Weddington.

Looking forward, Ellis says, “I am looking forward learning more about lacrosse, and I’m excited for the incoming freshmen to be part of the team.”

Seniors Abby Seagroves, Sarah Seagroves, Katie Fesperman, Katy Strong, Issy Chung, Emine Arcasoy, Flora Devonport and Taylor Gosk are graduating, but the team still has great talent. Strong junior talents of Mackenzie Cox—who led the team with 46 goals this season—and Sydney Mosteller, who was second on the team with 43 ground balls, hope to propel the team to success in the future.

Photo courtesy Sydney Mosteller.