Varsity Girls Lacrosse Wins First State Championship in Program History
Lady Spartans' capture state lacrosse title.
On Saturday, May 22, The Steward School's varsity girls lacrosse team clinched the program's first VISAA DII state championship in school history. Their big win capped a dominant 17-3 season during which the girls played their hearts out with persistence and teamwork.
"Steward (17-3) had beaten Cape Henry three times in the regular season. Zadeh said from the moment her girls took the field Saturday, they believed they’d leave with a VISAA title in hand.
"But the confidence didn’t quell the jubilation as the final whistle sounded. Steward was recruiting players just to fill out its roster at the beginning of the season, and the Spartans weren’t sure who their goalie would be. So the emotions came spilling out at the end of a trying journey."
"When you have a place like Steward where you can look into the stands and see your teachers, classmates, friends, and family, that's the beauty of school sports. That's when you understand that you're playing for something bigger than yourself." - Coach Kara Bacile