Girls lacrosse season starts

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Girls lacrosse season starts

Players Paige Morton and Taylor Sweet show off their numbers.

Players Paige Morton and Taylor Sweet show off their numbers.

Players Paige Morton and Taylor Sweet show off their numbers.

Players Paige Morton and Taylor Sweet show off their numbers.

Haley Stack, Reporter

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Players Paige Morton and Taylor Sweet show off their numbers.

Prosper’s first girls lacrosse team started this January.

“It’s super empowering,” player Hope Rasberry said. “It’s a tough sport, it’s a contact sport and it’s taught me that I have so much more strength in myself than I ever knew I did.”

This is the first year that lacrosse is a sport available for girls and many were interested in joining.

“I think it would be fun to start from a sport where no one knows how to play,” Julia Solt said. ”I don’t know how to play so we all have the same level of experience.”

A teacher encouraged Rasberry to join.

“My ready set teacher teacher said I had a really good build for it,” Rasberry said. “I had to build up some grit.”

Rasberry and Solt both agreed that this was a step in the right direction for younger girls and was empowering for them.

“I hope to gain a lot of self worth,” Rasberry said. “This sport makes me work harder than I ever had before in my life. I can see how I’m changing and I get up in the morning and i’m excited to get to practice.”

The girls are building their own family through the sport and learning about the certain bond that comes along with being on a team.

“It’s a great way to meet new people at the school if you just moved here,” Solt said. “It’s a really fast moving family because everyone bonds so quickly with each other.”