Montgomery County athletes will not be fighting it out in the 2014 MPSSA Girls Lacrosse State Championship. Catonsville will face Severna Park on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at UMBC for the State Final.
Whitman lost the battle to Severna Park last Friday 17-2, a disappointing loss for the no. 1 seed in Montgomery County. Sherwood also fell in the State Semi-Final with an 11-8 loss against Catonsville on Saturday.
Whitman Senior Captain Annabelle Scully said she’s proud of her team’s accomplishments this season despite the bitter end to a stellar season.
“Even though we had a tough loss against Severna Park in the State Semi-Finals, we were just so happy and proud of our team for becoming regional champions and making it to the final four,” Scully said.
Scully credited much of the team’s success to new coaches Katie and Lindsay Bitoni. She said that in the two years that they have coached the Lady Vikings, the program has been significantly revamped. Last year Whitman saw their first winning record in nearly a decade. They followed up this year with a far run in the playoffs.
Scully said she’s sad to leave her team but feels lucky to have been part of such a talented group of girls.
“Whitman Girls Lacrosse has so much heart and is so hard-working,” Scully said. “We put Whitman Lacrosse back on the map this year and I know the program will keep excelling in future years. Being on the team the past four years has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”
Sherwood Senior Captain Emily Kenul wanted the opportunity to win the State Final they lost last year, but said she couldn’t be more proud of the team’s accomplishments and that the season meant the world to her fellow seniors and underclassmen.