FHC girls varsity lacrosse heads into another season


The long-awaited spring season has begun and the Forest Hills Central Ranger girls lacrosse team is back and heading into yet another season on the field. With the season beginning and the first official game quickly approaching, these girls have a busy schedule. 

Although the spring season may feel like it came up quickly, these girls are not going into the season blindly. The team has been putting in endless amounts of work in order to make sure they are as prepared as can be for this long haul of a season. Senior Shannon Murphy said, “To prepare for this spring season, the upperclassmen have been running open gym sessions throughout the winter as well as playing indoor games on the weekends.” The girls have been partaking in both winter and fall leagues to keep them in shape and stick skills in check.

Junior Maggie Sneider speaks about how the team is looking so far saying, “We are looking really good! We work well together and there is a lot of talent.”

The team has a strong bond along with a tremendous amount of skill and sophomore Jordan Koning speaks about how this will play a role in the team ride throughout districts saying, “We have a lot of skill on our team and I think that we will go far in districts because of that.” 

Although the team is dominant in its skill aspect of the game, the girls will still be faced with competition throughout this upcoming season. Senior Shannon Murphy, junior Maggie Sneider, and sophomores Coco Mehney and Jordan Koning all believe that the team’s biggest competition this season is Detroit Country Day. Shannon discussed that the team will also come head to head with other strong competition saying, “I think the biggest competitors within our division this year will be Detroit Country Day, but Catholic Central and Forest Northern- Eastern are also strong programs that we will face.” 

The team has a long season ahead and all of the girls are full of excitement as to what is to come and being able to be on the field with this team once again. Coco Mehney said, “I am most excited to be able to play again with all of my teammates.”

Maggie Sneider said,” I am really excited to be able to play with this group of girls again. They are all super talented and we all get along really well.”

Jordan Koning said,” I am most excited about playing with my teammates and getting to know them.”

Finally, Shannon Murphy said,” I am most excited to continue the program’s growth from last year and watch the younger players continue to elevate their play.” 

The girls varsity lacrosse team is scheduled to play its first official game of the season this upcoming Thursday, March 23 against Caledonia. Good luck to the team this season!