Among the many lost spring seasons was that of the Severna Park JV girls lacrosse team, which was loaded with talent and prepared for a strong season.
The Falcons instilled coach Annie Houghton with great confidence in their limited time together in early March.
“Tryouts were intense this year due to a large and very skilled freshman class,” said Houghton. “The 2020 JV team rostered 26 players, 21 of which were freshmen. We were able to play two scrimmages against Bryn Mawr and Roland Park Country School, both in Baltimore. The team showed strong in each game, winning both. I’m happy that we were able see them play together and that they connected so quickly. As a coach, that is a wonderful thing to see so early in the season. From what I saw in those scrimmages, it was going to be another promising season.”
The team comprised players Madison Holden (D), Abigail Goodman (D), Stella Bordone (A), Flynn Prengaman (M), Regan McDonnell (M), Julia DiMarsico (D/M), Lola Blumenberg (D), Emma Boyle (D), Emalynn Kline (D/M), Ada Mutch (G), Sophia Bordone (D), Molly Goeller (M/A), Mia Putzi (A), Annalise Frey (D), Abby Kavanagh (A), Abigail Snowden (M/A), Zoe Day (M), Bridget Riddle (D), Lily Spilker (D/M), Maggie Mullervy (D/M), Megan DeFeo (D), Samantha Koppe (M), Isabella Joyce (A), Katie Griffith (A), Olivia Tramontana (M/D) and Emily Prensky (A).
Houghton noted the contributions of returning sophomore leaders Day, DiMarsico, Prengaman, Putzi and Riddle, all of whom played an integral role in the Falcons’ 11-0-1 campaign in 2019. Putzi and Riddle were selected to serve as team captains this spring and “would have been instrumental in leading the team on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field,” said Houghton.
Despite a lost 2020 season, Houghton knows the Falcons will continue to make progress toward their goals.
“I know our girls will continue to work hard in the offseason, and we’ll return stronger than ever in 2021,” Houghton said. “We’ll just have to wait another year to have a run at the first JV county championship title.”