Is the San Juan Hill girls’ lacrosse team ready to step up to its challenging 2018 schedule?  Things to know about the 2018 Stallions, courtesy of Coach .

1KEY RETURNERS

Senior midfielders, , , and (87 goals between the three of them) who have been playing together since their freshman year, will be the anchors and leaders of the Stallions this year. They are also instrumental in the draw and the transition play both on offense and defense. Senior  will lead the defense.  (21 goals last year) and sophomores and  will attempt to fill the holes on attack left by the departing seniors.

2GRADUATED SENIORS

There were a total of 10 seniors last year who graduated, including (55 goals) and (33 goals) and most of the defensive unit graduated including .

Goldhammer “was not only a great captain but also an inspirational leader on the field by the way she played the game,” Welter said.

3TOUGH SCHEDULE

This year’s schedule will be difficult as Mater Dei, St. Margaret’s, Foothill, Newport Harbor, Beckman and San Clemente are part of the non-league schedule and then the formidable South Coast league’s opponents of Trabuco Hills, Aliso Niguel and Tesoro each twice, pose quite a challenge.

4NEW PLAYERS

There will be a few girls who will ascend from a junior varsity team that was 16-3-1 last year to help shore up the varsity, as well as freshman , who should be a nice addition to the offense.

5GOALS AND TRADITIONS

“Different kids, different dynamics, same expected mindset and same message…TEAM first and make your teammates look good!” Coach Welter said.

The goal of the team every year is to be competitive in every game it plays and to be the best version of oneself. The team has a large number “50” painted on the field representing the need for every player to give 100% for 50 minutes each and every game.

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