MONTVILLE, NJ - With the 2020 spring high school sports season officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no games to look forward to this spring.
For the seniors, it marks a difficult end to their careers in what was supposed to be a memorable final season on the field with their teammates. But even though they won't get to play together, we'll be sure to honor their achievements for the past four years in getting to this point.
Today, we're taking a look at Montville's girls lacrosse team's five-player senior class, complete with comments from head coach Julia Happe as well as thank-yous from each senior player, courtesy of Coach Happe.
Favorite career moment: "Getting into a varsity game for the first time."
Coach's comment: "A passionate and coachable team player who will be attending Colgate University to study English & Film Studies."
Thank-yous: "Thanks to every teammate and coach I’ve played with and learned from!"
Favorite career moment: "Scoring the game- winning goal my first varsity game freshman year against Columbia."
Coach's comment: "A reliable and tenacious team player and captain who will be attending Penn State University to study Business."
Thank-yous: "I would like to thank my parents for coming to every single game and supporting me in all 12 of my high school sports seasons. Next, I would like to thank each one of my coaches for believing in me every step of the way during my sports career at Montville Township high school. Lastly, I would like to thank the Montville community as a whole for supporting the sports teams throughout my time at MTHS. I could not imagine being a part of any other community this special."
Favorite career moment: "Team dinners."
Coach's comment: "A motivated and hardworking team player who will be attending the University of Rhode Island to study Criminal Justice."
Thank-yous: "I’d like to thank my teammates for giving me the best 4 years together; we have made so many memories that I will cherish forever. My coaches for teaching me to be confident in myself and helping me improve every day. Lastly, I would like to thank my parents for believing in me and standing by my side for my entire high school sports career."
Favorite career moment: "Winning against Cedar Grove while facing unfortunate 5v7 circumstances."
Coach's comment: "An enthusiastic and diligent team player who will be attending Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts to study Music Education and Vocal Performance."
Thank-yous: "A huge thank you to all my teammates, coaches, teachers, friends, and family for their support over the past twelve years. I could never be who or where I am today without their love and guidance. I am forever humbled by them and all they have done for me to help me succeed not only as an athlete, but as a growing individual. Much love and gratitude to them always."
Favorite career moment: "Freshman year running the color run 5k with my teammates."
Coach's comment: "A committed and versatile team player and captain who will be attending Vassar College, where she will be continuing her lacrosse career and studying Economics."
Thank-yous: "My parents who had supported me on and off the field with everything I do. Coach Happe and the rest of the coaching staff for supporting me and believing in me, and lastly my teammates for pushing me to always do my best."
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