With a lineup chock-a-block with players from the Tri-Cities, Team BC rolled to the Midget championship at the Canadian Lacrosse Association female nationals, held recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The team beat Ontario 8-1 in the final and outscored their opponents 69-7. Katelyn Walker, of Port Coquitlam, was the tournament’s leading scorer with 18 goals and 16 assists in seven games. That’s almost twice as the second-leading scorer and teammate, PoCo’s Quinn Malcolm, who scored 18 points.
Other local players who helped hoist the team’s championship banner included: Christina Santo, Alyssa Wahl, Daniella Stroup, Natalie Gane, Hayley Anderson, Molly Schmidt, Reagan Mackenzie, Mackenzie Blair and Alexandra Sato. Josh Wahl, of Port Coquitlam, was the team’s head coach and PoCo’s Geordie Dean was one of his assistants.
Local boys have also wrapped up their lacrosse seasons with plenty of medals for the mantle.
Coquitlam won the championship at the Midget A1 provincials held recently in Langley. Port Moody won silver in the B division at the Bantam provincials in Nanaimo and Coquitlam’s PeeWee A1 team returned from their provincials in Fort St. John with silver medals.