Madeira ended a great season in an extremely tight game against the Potomac School at the Independent School League’s “A” conference final on May 15, losing 11-12. With the Madeira student body at their back, the team never let Potomac lead for long. Late in the second half the Snails looked as if they would pull away to win, but with just 13 seconds left in the game, Potomac scored with no time for the Snail offense to comeback.
The team had a stellar 8-2 season with highlights against ISL-rival National Cathedral School (9-8) and a AA Division win against Episcopal (12-9). Their only divisional league losses were to Potomac (8-10 during the regular season and 11-12 during the final game).
“At the beginning of the season, we made winning the “A” championship our team goal,” explained Head Coach and Athletic Director Katie Lamade. “The team, under the leadership of the captains, bought into this vision and although we came just shy of reaching our goal, the coaches are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that the girls put into the season.”
The team is graduating five outstanding seniors: Ingrid Boyum, Tori Quiroz-Haden, Madison White, Shelby Wildish, and Calli Zarpas. Goalie Ingrid Boyum, who has a Madeira record holding 700+ career saves, will go on to play at the United States Naval Academy and the team’s leading scorer, Madison White will play for Brown University next year. The team will look to rising seniors, Annika Adstedt, Griffin Ball, Jaquelin Bishof, Ingrid Braun, Bri Curran, Christine Gatto, Brie Perkins, Katy Tidd, and Carly Yosaitis, to help continue their success in 2014-2015.
“We want to thank the entire Madeira community for all of the support it has shown the varsity lacrosse team this season, especially in the tournament,” said Lamade. “The fan support during the semi-final and final games exemplified the amazing spirit that surrounds Madeira Athletics and certainly helped motivate the team to give it their all on the field.”Athletics