The Return of Girls Lacrosse


Varnika Sirigineedi '25

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team

The Edison High School Girl’s Lacrosse season began on March 10, 2022. Already, the Varsity Eagles are off to a speedy start, taking second place in their division. With an undefeated Junior Varsity (JV) team, both coaches set high expectations for the girls’ successes this season. 

The 2022 spring season consists of thirty-two girls midway through the season. One of which, Rachael Rodriguez ‘24, an aggressive defender on Varsity, said “I look forward to making many more defensive turnovers and growing closer with everyone on the team.” Rodriguez also adds, “I love our hustle recently, great attitudes, and supportiveness toward each other.” She is not only excited to see how she improves individually, as a defensive player, but also to see the team as a whole when they set their minds to the game.

The Eagles collected five overall victories last year, despite COVID-19 playing schedules, and are dedicated to improving upon that number this season. Elizabeth Mellinger ‘24, on Varsity attack, has scored twenty-four goals, already with the season at its outset. She added, “As a team, some things we can improve on is hustling to the ground balls, communicating on defense, and having better midfield transitions.” 

New JV Coach, Ms. Stephanie Gallo, also a substitute counselor at EHS, brings several years of playing and coaching experience to the starters on the field. Coach Gallo commented, “I am looking forward to coaching my first season and am eager to see the girls’ interests in such a vigorous sport.” She aims to provide a “memorable, and deserving experience” for her athletes. 

Head Coach Ms. Sara Yocum said, “I am excited to have an energetic, enthusiastic team that strives the get better each day.” Her passion on the field stems from the experience she wishes to create for her players, as she continually pushes them to become stronger at every practice. Undoubtedly, the Eagles on the field this year have the potential to become the best girls lacrosse team Edison High School has seen.  

At time of publication, the team’s record was 6-4 following a 8-6 victory over South Plainfield. It was “arguably the best win in program history,” according to Athletic Director Mr. Dave Sandaal.