Varsity Girls Lacrosse brings home second consecutive state title
The KCD Varsity Girls Lacrosse team successfully defended its Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League (KSLL) state championship title on Thursday, May 19 by defeating Sacred Heart Academy 7-5. This win marks the Bearcats’ second consecutive state victory.
Despite a late start and then a short lightning delay in the second half—with only 4:52 left on the clock—our resilient Bearcats played with grit and determination throughout the game.
“This really was one of the sweetest of all the championships we have been fortunate enough to win,” said Head Coach Patrick McAnulty. “Even though we had a lot of talent, we lost 15 seniors from an undefeated season in 2021, and so there were a lot of questions about how we would perform on the biggest stage this time around.”
According to Coach McAnulty there were several challenges the team faced throughout the 2022 season—between health issues and other conflicts, our athletes hardly had the opportunity to practice as a full team.
“Despite all of the hurdles, luckily, we had truly outstanding senior leadership that led the way—and we just continued to improve as the season moved forward and then peaked when it mattered most. I am so proud of what this group accomplished because it is truly a testament to our culture and cohesiveness.” said Coach McAnulty.
Congratulations are also in order for several of our individual team members who received awards at the ceremony following the game.
Sarah Beth Burns, Alex Fogarty, Abbie Grogan, and Clare Martin were named to the All-State Tournament Team—with Sarah Beth Burns named the State Tournament MVP!
Other accolades included:
1st Team All-State: Sarah Beth Burns, Abbie Grogan, Megan Robertson
2nd Team All-State: Wynn Evans, Alex Fogarty, Clare Martin
KSLL Midfielder of the Year: Sarah Beth Burns
KSLL Defender of the Year: Abbie Grogan
All Regional Tournament Team: Sarah Beth Burns, Wynn Evans, Kennedy Harcourt, Sophie Ritschel
Way to go Bearcats! Your KCD family is so proud of each of you.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.