Congratulations to the Lady Bears Lacrosse Team, the Cambridge Athletes of the Week!
This first spring sports season for Cambridge proved to be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for both our coaches and our student athletes. The Cambridge Athletic Association along with Athletic Director Matt Lawless selected athletes of the week throughout the year. We're closing out this inaugural season by honoring the Cambridge Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team.
Varsity Coach Pam Masinko, along with her valuable assistant, Annelise Mowry, worked with a team of young players who produced a 16-2 overall record.
"The biggest key to our success on the field this season was our team unity. We all know that all 21 of us (2 coaches, 19 players) each had different roles on the team and not any one role was more important than any other. We all had confidence in each other. Leadership was an early concern of mine because of how young we were. However, many of these leadership roles on the team were filled. We had on field leaders that players look up to when things got tough," says Coach Masinko.
Masinko also says the team was able to build something very unique."We had kids that just picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time 4 months ago that were true competitors, who showed us what it meant to be fearless. We also had girls that keep the team together off the field and outside of school which built that trust and friendship that was important to our on field success. We were very balanced on attack and had many girls who can score. W had won over 70% of draws with our aggressive play and our goalie, Tara 'Fred' Macmillan, did a great job as that last line of defense for us, saving over 60% of the shots on goal."
Coach Masinko says she was fortunate to find her assistant coach, Annelise Mowry. "We complemented each other strengths and weaknesses very well."
We look forward to watching these Lady Bears again in year two of Cambridge High School!
Congratulations to the Cambridge Lady Bears Lacrosse team ... YOU are the Cambridge Athletes of the Week!