Sunday , 20 May 2018

First Senior Night is One to Remember as McKinney Girls Lacrosse Team Enjoys First Year as Varsity Program

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The McKinney Girls Lacrosse program held its first Senior Night recently at McKinney High Stadium, honoring Amanda Hernandez who will graduate from MHS in June and will attend Texas Tech University.

Hernandez has been a member of McKinney Lacrosse for three years. Along with recognizing Amanda for her contribution to the team that night, April 6, the girls and coaches showed their love to Saskia Riedelbauch who is visiting from Bonn, Germany. Saskia was voted Captain this spring and has been such a positive vibe for this team. The night was made more memorable by a sweet win over Trinity.

The entire season has been memorable. Kicking off their first season as a varsity program in the D2 North District Division, the McKinney Girls Lacrosse team traveled to Shreveport, La., to face two district opponents the weekend of February 16 and 17. Crawfish season was obviously in full swing by the crusteation remains seen in the parking lots. McKinney lost a close one to Byrd, but the highlight of the game was first-year goalie Brianna Zacharias’ 26 saves. First-year goalie coach Christine Cheaney was leaping with pride That Sunday, playing man-down, the team defeated Caddo Magnet with a blazing offense led by Kendall Garrett. The team pulled away to head home with a much needed win. Several key players were out with knee injuries and an ankle but made the trip in total team support.  

February cold, wind and rain didn’t stop the team from moving on with more games and many practices. Playing D1 and D2 teams, McKinney was able to score and play tough against all these programs. Losing a heartbreaker by 1 to Colleyville at home March 19, the laxers will get their second chance April 21 when they face Colleyville in the District Quarterfinals.

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