The Naples girls lacrosse team, coached by Jeyson Saunders, has gone an 14-1 season with 5 shutouts by very own goalie, Kyleigh Chickering.
“Lacrosse has changed my life and has introduced me to new friends,” freshman Chole Quintero said.“There’s nothing more I enjoy than winning with my team.”
Varsity captains Sophie Sullinger and Emily Hugan have been playing for Naples all four years of their high school careers and see potential in this year’s team.
“As captains, we make sure we are available to our teammates,” junior Sullinger stated. “If they need any help with lacrosse or outside of school we are there for them.”
The team will be challenged by facing some of the district’s toughest defensive teams including Gulf Coast, Barron Collier, Stoneman Douglas and Estero.
The team’s only loss this year against Stoneman Douglas has kept the varsity team on their toes. Douglas tested the team’s defense and aggression.
“We hadn’t seen that level of competition before,” Sullinger claimed.
Saunders coached the girls to a hard fought victory against long time rival, Barron Collier, this year.
“When I came over to Naples and at to their practice, I saw girls who didn’t realize the potential they had inside them,” stated Saunders. “I always tell them that we play fast, our goal is to win and we can only do that together.”