National Championship Bound: Senior Women's Team

11 months ago

Good luck to the Victorian Senior Women's Team at the 2023 National Championships!

The 2023 Victorian Senior Women’s Team will begin competing for another National Championship Title. The team won the National Championship last year and have added six debutants to this year’s roster. According to Co-Coach Meghan Mollison, these debutants bring “a lot of excitement to the team” and “have great pace, skill, have slotted in with the veterans very well, complementing each other very well”. Similarly, Co-Coach Sue McSolvin stated “it’s good to see how they’ve improved since they got selected to the team. They are the future of senior lacrosse, so they’ll slip in perfectly”.

This year the team features veteran stand-out players such as Sarah Mollison and Sarah Smith. Both Mollison and Smith are top scorers for the Victorian Senior Women’s Team. In the 2022 National Championship Sarah Mollison had 11 goals and 8 assists and Sarah Smith had 10 goals and 1 assist. In addition, Co-Coach Meghan Mollison stated, “This year we’ve got a lot of great goal-shooters, so that makes it a lot harder to stop than just one great shooter.” This year’s team welcomes back Stephanie Kelly who played lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kelly played for the 2019 Victorian Senior Women’s Team and had a total of 8 goals and 5 assists throughout the 5-game competition.

This year Co-Coach Meghan Mollison says the team is “trying to experiment with some new types of play around the goal and through our midfield” and their style of play “has adapted to suit the strength of the team”. When asked if they were wary of any opponents, Co-Coach Meghan Mollison stated that the team “has to be aware of other teams all the time because everyone is there to win but we’re fairly confident we can cover everybody”. Co-Coach Sue McSolvin added “We just have to come on game day and be prepared for whatever hits us”. Both coaches stated that they are “feeling great, feeling confident” and that the team is “ready to go and excited about what kind of lacrosse they’re going to display”.

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