While COVID-19 has put a bit of a damper on the spring lacrosse season, the Canton Varsity Girls Lacrosse team is keeping a positive attitude. The team, who made it though only one week of practice before the pandemic, has been constantly communicating with zoom meetings and other virtual platforms.

That first week of practice always comes with much excitement and enthusiasm for a new season and vast opportunities. The Golden Bears were no exception. The team, along with coach Murphy Newman and assistant Rachel Holz, saw lots of untapped potential for the promising season ahead. Three senior leaders: Katie Chisholm, Sarah Sieminski and Kelsea Whittier were looking forward to bringing the underclassman-dominant group to another successful season.

“I was really looking forward to a fun season with the team and I am sad to know we won’t be having one,” Chisholm said.

“I’m really bummed the season had to end early. I was looking forward to it. I can’t believe I’ve already played my last game without even knowing,” added Sieminski.

Only graduating three seniors is a promising fact for the team however, the majority of the squad is already preparing for the 2021 season and working to just improve their individual skills in the upcoming months. That being said, the trio will be missed when it comes to leadership on and off the field. Their outgoing personalities were a large contribution to the strong team chemistry the girls have.

The team has put together a short video to show their unity in these times, along with a message to all of their teachers who we cannot be with to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (in previous blog post), Thank you!

On a personal note, I would like to say thank you to all of the Golden Bear fans who have supported me and my teammates throughout my time at Canton. This community’s passion for athletics is unmatched. Although my senior spring did not end as intended, I wish all of my younger teammates the best in their future endeavors, I know there are many more Sectional titles in the future. To all of the readers and subscribers of the Plaindealer Sports, thank you for reading. Go Bears!

The team’s tik tok video

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