State High Girls Lacrosse Makes Memorable Debut at PSU

Starting Line Up Role Call At Panzer Stadium Ft. Ella Tambroni In The Center
Starting Line Up Role Call At Panzer Stadium Ft. Ella Tambroni In The Center
Jacob Will

On Tuesday, April 9, the State High’s girls lacrosse team triumphed in their game at Panzer Stadium. Facing off against Chambersburg, the team delivered a resounding win with a score of 26 to 2.

“We did really well. I forgot the score. I feel like it was like 26 to 2. So it was a really, really big win for us,” assistant coach Maddie Titus said. “It was also a big game because two of our players were going to reach their milestones.” 

Olivia Miller and Ella Tambroni were the two players who achieved milestones. Miller reached the milestone of 100 caused turnovers, and Tambroni reached the offensive milestone of 100 career goals.

Moreover, the decision-making process for such games lies with the team’s booster team, led by individuals like Miss Fry, who coordinate with the school’s athletic directors, Mr. Crystal and Mr. Weakland. Their collaboration ensures that such opportunities are not only beneficial for the team but also align with broader strategic objectives. Playing at Panzer Stadium was not merely a one-time event but rather a deliberate step towards establishing a tradition that would enhance the program’s culture and competitiveness.

The team celebrated these achievements with heartfelt support, showcasing the tight-knit camaraderie that defines their squad.

Prior to the matchup, head coach Maddie Titus led the team in film sessions to study their opponents’ strategies and identify areas for improvement. Assistant coach Titus emphasized the importance of communication and teamwork, highlighting how these elements are fundamental to success in lacrosse.

Titus also mentioned the importance of communication between the players.“It’s important to let your players know that you have their back and they have yours is key,” she said.

Playing on the grand stage of Panzer Stadium for the first time, the Little Lions’ nerves were high.

Freshman Tegan White talked about her experience playing in Panzer studio, saying, “It’s a good environment; we practice like every day except for Sundays as a team. I thought we played well together.”

Playing at Panzer Stadium holds profound significance for both the players and the coaching staff. For head coach Titus, who has a background in Penn State women’s lacrosse, it was a momentous occasion that resonated deeply with her past experiences.

The opportunity to play in such a prestigious venue not only provided the players with a unique experience but also served as a catalyst for their growth and development as athletes.

“Our goals for the team moving forward are one to continue to improve in the areas in which we need to improve upon,” Titus said about future plans and goals for the team.

 However, the team rose to the occasion, demonstrating resilience and determination throughout the game. Their cohesive play and unwavering support for each other were evident as they dominated the Trojans.

In conclusion, the decision to play at Panzer Stadium reflects the State High Girls Lacrosse Team’s commitment to excellence and their determination to leverage every opportunity to advance their program. From strategic partnerships to personal milestones, the significance of this experience reverberates throughout the team, shaping their identity and fueling their aspirations for future success.

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