It was a great end to an incredible season for the Langley female peewee Thunder lacrosse team.
They wrapped it up with a bronze medal at the 2019 Subway BC Lacrosse Association Provincial Championships in Nanaimo from July 11 to 14.
At the provincials, Savannah Lantos was named to the BC Provincials All-Star team while Hailey McCaig was the recipient of the Warrior Fair Play Award.
Thunder went 11-6-2 during the regular season and twice captured silver medals, once at the Coquitlam Adanac Challenge and again at the Ridge Rain Storm Tournament.
This was accomplished by a team where 11 of the 14 players were brand-new to lacrosse this season.
Of the 14, only three players were returning second year female players, explained Gerald Wartak, LMLA female program coordinator.
Of the remaining 11 players, two were brand new to lacrosse, one was new to female lacrosse, and the other eight were first-year peewee players, meaning it was their first time (first year) playing at the peewee level.
“What was slated as a development year turned into a great year where they ranked first in the lower mainland at the end of the regular season, and became the first ever female peewee team from Langley to make it to Provincials,” Wartak added.
“The bronze medal itself was just the cherry on top.”
Thunder are made up of Olivia Wartack (who led the team in scoring during the season), Savannah Lantos, Vanessa Tingvoll, Hailey McCaig, Isabelle Hansen, Mahri McDonald, Kailee Gallinger, Payton McIntosh, Eva Leonard, Aurora Thacker, Lily Gronberg, Cassy Legare and Elisha Lowes.
The coaching staff consists of Gerald Wartack and assistant coaches Charlene Jordan-Jones, Charlie Jones, Ashley Bull and Ryan Lantos and trainer Sasha Lantos.
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