Girls lacrosse looking to make states

The girls lacrosse team is pushing to finish its regular season strong. It has one of its best records in school history following a loss to 15-5 loss to Langley on April 19.

Marshall’s 8-3 record includes wins over strong teams, such as its 15-2 victory over South Lakes and Marshall’s first ever win over Stone Bridge High School.

The Statesmen played McLean on April 23, the team’s Senior Night. Results were not available by press time.

April Reinhart said before the game that “the seniors are expecting to dominate and go out with a bang.”

“We have so many seniors, I think that they are ready to showcase their abilities and their talent in their last game,” O’Beirne said.

The McLean game was Marshall’s last game at home this season, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology on April 25.

The girls lacrosse team is one of only a few Marshall teams actively trying to make it to the state tournament.

“Last year we made it to regionals which is sort of the step below that and we wanted to progress as a team with a lot of strength in our senior class,” O’Beirne said.

She added that the current team will graduate three seniors to play lacrosse at the NCAA Division I level.

“The freshmen … are meshing with the team very well,” Reinhart said. Reinhart thinks that they will rise to fill the empty spots by departing seniors.

“This is probably one of the strongest teams we have ever had and maybe will ever have.”