FAIRFIELD >> This spring the Fairfield Ludlowe girls’ lacrosse team is looking to take their game to the next level.
One of the Falcons’ main goals is to break the .500 mark this spring, but will have to do so with many new faces.
Ludlowe graduated 10 seniors, including seven consistent starters that advanced to the FCIAC and state tournament.
“The girls have been working really hard so it’s just kind of getting the younger players up to speed with the program,” head coach Heather Lewsey said. “But it takes time to build consistency and on field chemistry.”
In her third year at the helm, Lewsey said they don’t have a superstar or go-to player this season, which may be a good thing, as it’s allowed for more players to step up and present more of a balanced attack.
“When teams scout us, you can’t say, ‘oh, guard this one girl.’ We’re so balanced, including our defense,” senior co-captain Kate Palmer said.
The Falcons will be led on offense by junior midfielder Regan Steed, sophomore Emily DeMaso and senior co-captain Miranda Rosenfeld, who is currently sidelined with an injury.
On defense, the Falcons will be replacing three-year starter Sarah Champdelaine in goal, but will have good presence on the field in defenders Reilly McCormick and Suzanne Finnerty.
“Each year we’ve gotten better and with the younger players coming in, we see really good potential,” McCormick said.
While it may be a younger group, Lewsey said one of the core strengths this year is the toughness.
“I think one thing about this year is they are resistant and pushing each other harder,” she said.
Ludlowe will open up the season on Wednesday at home against two-time defending Class L champion Darien (3:45 p.m.), and then host Staples on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.