In Canton on the John Oliver Field on Thursday afternoon,
Canton 17, Heuvelton 3
The Canton Girls Varsity Lacrosse team showed why they are the number two seeded team heading into play-offs last evening as they soundly defeated the visiting Heuvelton Bulldogs on Senior Day. Leading the way for the Bears was Vivian Coburn with 4 goals and 2 assists. Megan Martin and Allison Kiah each netted hat tricks for the Bears scoring three goals apiece. Rounding out the scoring was Ella Mousaw with 2 goals and 3 helpers, along with Haley Stevenson scoring 2, and Quinn Woodward, Laurel Whittier, and Olivia Francey each getting in on the action with one goal apiece.
Prior to the game the senior members of the team were recognized by their coaches and community. The remarks read to the home crowd can be seen below.
Bryce Butterfield #3
First up is #3, Bryce Butterfield. Bryce returned to us this year after taking a few years off from lacrosse and we were so lucky to have her. Bryce brought energy and laughter to us daily. Bryce is graduating a year early and would like to thank all of her teachers for helping her dream of graduating in 3 years become a reality.
Next year Bryce plans to attend Keiser University where she will major in Business Administration with hopes of also working on some real estate classes. Bryce also plans to play pickup hockey and soccer. Bryce would like to thank her parents Renee and Jeff Butterfield for all they have done and continue to do- Bryce says she “couldn’t ask for better parents”. Congratulations Bryce and thank you for joining us this year- your constant jokes and lighthearted energy will be missed!
Camryn Sipher #8
Second up is two year #8 and 2-year Captain Camryn Sipher. Cam’s role on our team changed significantly this season, unfortunately. Being out with a torn ACL was not what Cam, or any of us, had hoped for or wanted this year. Despite her setbacks, Cam still showed up every single day with a positive attitude. Cam continued to support and lead the team. Cam’s insight from the sideline was extremely helpful to both coaches and players. Though we wish we had Cam out on attack this year, we were extremely thankful for her continued support in a different position.
Next year Camryn will be attending St. Lawrence University. Cam would like to thank her teammates for the constant support, especially this year. Cam would also like to thank her parents, Amy and Justin for constantly believing in her and driving her to all of her games and tournaments. Thank you Cam- we will miss you next and never again will we forget who #8 is!
Mia Mousaw #13
Next up is defender, #13 Mia Mousaw. Mia has always stood out due to her willingness to learn new things and always progress her game. This year Mia has stepped up on defense and helped us significantly. Not only does she work hard, but she is also said to be the teammate that others can go to when they need somebody to pick them back up and get them back in the game. Mia will be successful in anything she chooses to do as she always wants to learn more. Mia’s favorite memory is getting to play with her sister, Ella this season!
Next year Mia plans to attend SUNY Potsdam where she will major in Childhood Education. Mia would like to thank her parents and sister, Ella for their continuous support throughout the years. Thank you Mia for your continued support of every member of this team. Thank you for your jokes and your witty comments- we will surely miss it all. Good luck next year at SUNY Potsdam!
Quinn Woodward #15
Next up is #15, defender, Quinn Woodward. Quinn has had a solid presence on our defensive line for several years. Quinn’s ability to see and read the field is important in our defensive set. We can always count on Quinn to play aggressively and always come up with ground balls. Quinn’s favorite memories are long bus rides, locker room music, and making lifelong friends she didn’t expect to make.
Next year Quinn plans to major in Legal Studies at St. John Fisher. Quinn would like to thank her parents, Stacie and Ryan for their constant support and pushing her to remember anything is possible. Thank you Quinn for your hard work and dedication, we will miss you next year and good luck!
Amelia Rodee #16
Up next is captain #16 Amelia Rodee. Amelia is a 4 year senior, 2nd year captain whose role has switched drastically in her final year as a Bear. Amelia was a solid defender for our team from her freshman year to her junior year. This season we found ourselves in a tough position without a goalie and Amelia stepped up to the plate. Not only did she jump into a brand new position, she has single handedly kept us on top in MANY games this season, including a shutout against Plattsburgh. Amelia’s favorite memories include gameday braids and road trips with the team.
Next year, Amelia plans to attend UVM where she will major in Nursing. Amelia would like to thank her parents Michelle Rodee, Elliott Rodee, and Mary Rodee for supporting her from elementary all the way up to her Varsity days- all of the traveling and the constant encouragement. We will miss your leadership and dedication next year Amelia but we wish you nothing but the best at UVM!
Haley Stevenson #17
Next up is #17, 2-year Captain Haley Stevenson. Though sweet and quiet spoken, Haley has proven to be a fierce leader both on the field and off. Haley has controlled our attack for the past few years and her ability to drive to the net is nearly unstoppable. Haley comes every day with a positive attitude and truly wants everybody to be successful and feel their best. Haley’s favorite memory was watching Mia face plant after taking a shot (sorry Mia).
Haley plans to continue playing lacrosse next year at SUNY Potsdam where she will major in Business. Haley would like to thank her parents and sister Hannah for supporting her through her career and helping build her confidence. We can’t wait to see you play at Potsdam next year Haley, best of luck and we can’t wait to continue to cheer for the Bears!
Last, but certainly not least- our Manager extraordinaire, Elizabeth WIZ Finnerty! Wiz decided to join us this year and we wish we could keep her forever. Not only does Wiz keep wonderful stats, she also brings energy, constant laughs, and of course sideline snacks to the team. When asked what her favorite lacrosse memory was, in true Wiz fashion, she replied “well I’ve technically never played so….”. Wiz did state she will miss the injured reserve squad once the season ends.
Next year Wiz plans to attend St. Lawrence University, majoring in Political Science. Wiz would like to thank her parents Kelly and Tom for just being good parents. We will miss all of your help, but even more so we will miss all of your laughter. Good luck next year Wiz!
Thank you to all of our seniors for a great season. We wish you all the best in your future plans and we can’t wait to watch you find more success!!!