Nonnewaug Club Lacrosse Program Adds Girls Squad

Bianca Gracia, Reporter

WOODBURY — Starting this spring, Nonnewaug has a new sport. This year, there are separate boys and girls club lacrosse teams. In previous years, the Chiefs have had a co-ed team. 

This year, with enough girls interested through Woodbury Parks and Rec, Nonnewaug was able to start a girls lacrosse team as they had done with the boys. Nonnewaug has not had a girls lacrosse team since around 2014-15. After enough girls had shown interest in the team, it was time to sign up, but that came with a cost — in order to sign up, a fee was needed. 

One was a USA Lacrosse team membership and the other was the Woodbury Parks and Rec fee. The end date for signing up was March 11, and there had been a little worry that the team was not going to get enough girls to actually sign up. Luckily, that worry disappeared when enough girls signed up. 

To be able to start the girls lacrosse team, the team needed to find a head coach, as well as an assistant coach and 15-20 players. The team also needed publicity materials and uniforms, so a Google Form was created where the team members were able to pick the correct size needed for uniforms.

Kaitlyn Boyce, sophomore at Nonnewaug, is excited about the upcoming season,

“I’m most excited about seeing all the new people learn the sport,” Boyce said.

Girls lacrosse started March 22, and ends by early June. The team practices Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:45-7:15 p.m. and Sundays from 5-6:30 p.m. Games are soon to be determined.