The coach’s whistle gives a sharp squeak, and all the players’ spring into action. The small lacrosse ball flies through the air and the girls try to pass the ball to each other in an intense practice scrimmage.
The Cedar Park Girl’s Lacrosse team consists of high school girls from CPHS, Leander, Lago Vista, Rouse, Liberty Hill, and even one from St. Dominic Savio.
“Cedar Park girls Lacrosse is one of the last open sports programs in the state,” head coach Tim Sullivan said. “You don’t have to go to Cedar Park High School to join, because we don’t do a UIL program.”
There are a lot of new girls on the team this year, including CPHS freshman Katelyn Stevenson.
“My favorite part of lacrosse is being able to do practice scrimmages and being on a team,” Stevenson said. “At the beginning I didn’t know anything, but in two months I learned a lot.”
Another freshman, Maria Levinger, agrees.
“I like spending time with the other girls on the team,” Levinger said. “We have a lot of fun, and even have sock tye-dying parties.”
The team just came back from a trip to North Carolina, where they competed in a tournament, and they have upcoming tournaments in the first week of December and in early February, when they are going to A&M at College Station to compete.
“I’m really optimistic about this year,” Sullivan said. “We’re starting all over again with a new team, because we lost 35 players out of the 43 that we had last year. The main goal of this team is to have fun.”