Spring sports kick off season with strong start: lacrosse


Angela Wong , Reporter

Gunn’s lacrosse teams are back for the spring season after months of practice on the field. Lacrosse teams have met on the turf as early as 6:30 a.m. and after school until 7 p.m. for weeks of pre-conditioning. The girls’ junior and senior varsity team, coached by Doug Arakawa, are excited for the games they’ll play this season. After all, their team performed well last year, with an overall record of 17-5 and a non-conference record of 15-3.

The lacrosse teams began with a scrimmage on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and will end with finals on Saturday, May 11.

Freshman Irene Kim is excited by the prospect of facing off against tough opponents. “I’m looking forward to all the games, because all the teams are really strong,” she said. “I think it’ll be a fun challenge!”

The boys, on the other hand, have one level, a varsity team coached by Pete Donat.

Regardless of their differences, however, all the lacrosse teams agree that togetherness is the most important aspect of the sport. “All the super nice and funny people on the team definitely made me want to join,” Kim said. “Good team players benefit the whole team, not just themselves.”