The Mepham High School girls’ lacrosse team won the Nassau Conference IV Championship on May 8 as they defeated Friends Academy, 11-10.
Senior Maeve Testa had a game high five goals, including the game winner with 34 seconds left. Jamie Maddaluno and Maeve Testa combined to win 14/23 draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Hope Kotowski had eight saves in the win.
“I have a talented and experienced group of upperclassmen that are amazing role models both on and off the field for a team laden with underclassmen,” said coach Melissa Rohr. “Back in February when we had our pre-season meeting, one of the things myself along with my assistant coach Briana Rubenstein spoke about at length with the girls was winning a conference championship this year. We tried to plant the seed early, and the girls honestly took it from there. The team truly bought into our message and what we wanted to accomplish as a group from day one and we are so unbelievably proud of them.”
This is the squad’s first conference championship in four years. The team sits with a perfect 9-0 record in conference play, and awaits their playoff seed in the Nassau County Class B playoffs.