Ladies Lacrosse

The Bingham Women’s Lacrosse team has been dominating the field since day one, beginning their season by claiming a championship in their first tournament. Their season officially began March 14th and they are ready to win their way to a state championship in April.

Lacrosse may still be a club sport until 2019-2020 school year, but that doesn’t mean it’s not extremely competitive here in Utah. According to the Deseret News there are currently 3,000 to 4,000 students in the nearly 41 high school lacrosse programs here in Utah and numbers are climbing every year as the sport becomes more popular. Bingham is no exception to this, seeing their lacrosse teams gain membership and victories over the past several years.

Lacrosse is played a lot like soccer, except with throwing the ball with sticks instead of kicking it. To score points you must use the stick to throw the ball into the opponents net on the opposite side of the field. During the game, there are defenders blocking goals and offenders trying to make them. Unlike a men’s team of ten, women’s lacrosse is played with twelve players on the field. The women’s teams are also allowed less physical contact than men’s. However, besides these and a few small things, the girls play the same as the boys…and they do it all in a skirt.

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But the skirt doesn’t prevent the girls from playing their hardest and coming out on top.

Our team has won a total of 6 games since the season began, and are well on their way to more.Their goal is the same as all athletic teams here at Bingham: to win the State Championship.

But the girls were able to call themselves champions before their season even started! The girls dominated in their first tournament on March 9th and 10th. The Lady Miners played 6 games in the tournament and won every single one. By the end of the day on March 10th, they could call themselves undefeated champions, creating a strong start to what is sure to be a phenomenal season.

Girls lacrosse games happen once or twice a week, but that isn’t the only time the girls are playing. According to Belle Lopez, the game is pretty non-stop, with practices every day they don’t have games besides Sunday. These practices include drills, conditioning, and playing the game to get better in all aspects. The girls are always working hard to get better and score victories on a weekly basis.

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These consistent practices help not only technique but also their relationships. The Lady Miners are constantly posting on social media about how much they love their team and can often be seen hanging out outside of practice.  “They’re champions, I love them.” Varsity player Molly Gibson said about her teammates. The bonding aspect is extremely important to the team because the girls contribute a lot of their wins to their cooperation. In order to move the ball down the field, the girls need to be in sync, and this comes from the strong bond they have created as a team.

Girls lacrosse games will be a weekly occurrence until the end of April. Days they play vary so make sure you get out to support your Lady Miners a few times before the end of the month and cheer them on as they win their way to a state championship.