Patriots proud of their spring season
Freedom’s girls’ lacrosse season may have come to an end before an opportunity to reach the District 11 3A finals, but the Pates are still looking back fondly on what they accomplished this spring.
Freedom fell to Easton 21-12 in the district semifinals to wrap up its season at 13-6 with three of those losses coming at the hands of the Rovers this season.
Head coach Charis Innarella feels that despite the season ending without any hardware, that progress has continually been made.
“We feel that for the past six years Freedom lacrosse has improved each season,” said Innarella. “We’ve earned the respect of becoming an elite program. This season we were more competitive with Easton and Parkland and will continue working toward closing the gap.”
With six seniors graduating, including senior captain, first-team EPC member, Emma Telatovich, the Pates will have some major holes to fill.
However, Innarella hopes that the program is in a state where it can reload every year, rather than rebuild.
“It was promising that our JV team competed with the best this year,” she said. “We have so much to feel good about when we reflect on the season. Even though we fell short of the medal round in the EPC and district tournament, we have a lot to be proud of. We played some really good lacrosse throughout the season.”
Outside of Telatovich gone from next season are Avery Atiyeh, Rebekah Fodale and Mackenzie Dudeck are the other starters that will graduate.
Junior Katie Flynn, who now holds the school record with 200 goals scored, returns next season to lead the Patriot attack.