Heading into their final game of the season this week, the Glen Rock High School girls lacrosse team can look back on 2015 as a successful season.
With a 15-4 record, a league championship and a berth in the North Group 1 state tournament, the season proved to be quite a turnaround from the 1-15 campaign the Panthers put together in 2014.
“Our young players got a lot of minutes against high-level opponents,” Glen Rock assistant coach Elizabeth Stephens said. “It only helped us grow. Our rising upperclassmen have been through 1-15 and now we’re 15-4. Because we don’t have many seniors, our underclassmen got the opportunity to get that experience against teams like Mountain Lakes and Northern Highlands. We were able to carry that over to this year.”
Many preseason publications counted out Glen Rock for contention in the American Central Division race, but the Panthers swept its league schedule with a 5-0 record, capturing its first-ever league title.