With their 17-6 win over Groton on Friday, May 24, the St. Mark's girls' varsity lacrosse team finished the season 17-1, winning the Independent School League with an unblemished mark of 12-0 in league play. This was the Lions' fourth ISL title in five years, all under the leadership of Head Coach Channing Warner.
"This is a gritty group of players, and the talent level is incredible," Warner said. "I feel lucky to coach such an amazing group of people."
The 2019 team was led by five VI Form students, all of whom will be playing sports at the college level: Caroline Dawson will play soccer and lacrosse at Hamilton, Nicola Hartmann will pursue field hockey at Middlebury, co-captain Bailey Horne will play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, Shelby Howard will play soccer and lacrosse at Bates, and Teresa Meyer will play soccer and basketball at Franklin & Marshall.
"The success of the lacrosse team is completely dependent on the dedication of our multi-sport athletes here at St. Mark's," said Warner. "While not everyone is playing lacrosse in college, the competitiveness and athleticism that the multi-sport athletes bring to the lacrosse team is what has led to our success each year."
Two V Form leaders on the team are already committed to play Division 1 lacrosse: Phoebe Macleod will play at Bucknell, and co-captain Sophie Student will play at Virginia Tech.
This was Warner's sixth season as head coach. Over that span, her record is 89-17, an .840 winning percentage. Congratulations to Coach Warner, assistant coaches Jeanna Cook and Elise Morgan, and the entire team on a terrific season!