Cape Gazette

Cape girls' lacrosse team celebrates 2014 state championship

By Dave Frederick | Jun 20, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape lacrosse players who were recipients of awards are in back (l-r) Sarah Tappan, Offensive; Karalyn Joseph, Draw Queen; Lindsay Voss, Dedication and Persistence; Taylor Gooch, Defensive; Amanda Smith, Unsung Hero; Kat Judge, Groundball-MVP; Maggie Delp, Tough and Consistent; and Karissa Lemaire, Dedication and Persistence. In front are Allie Yeager, Coaches Award; Tess Bernheimer, Running; Sam Broadhurst, Goalie/ Defensive; Riley Wagner, Most Improved; and Jordan Brown, Sportsmanship.

The 2014 Cape Henlopen girls' lacrosse team took five shots to the body during the season, losing five games to out-of-state powers with a combined record of 82-14 by a total of seven goals, including home game losses to ManheimTownship (22-3) and Bishop Ireton (20-4) in sudden death overtime.

But back on the Delaware side, the Vikings blew through three state tournament games, running the Mercy, Mercy Me clock with a total 61-15 goal differential for their sixth straight state championship.

An argument could be made that the 2014 team that lost five games in a season equaling the total of the previous five seasons may have been Cape's best team ever. And as has been the case with all six P.J. Kesmodel-coached teams, the Vikings have more firepower returning than graduating.

The Vikings' postseason honors included Kat Judge and Allie Yeager, First Team All-American and All-State; Sam Broadhurst, Taylor Gooch, Sarah Tappan and Maggie Delp, First Team All-State; and Karalyn Joseph and Riley Wagner, Second Team All-State. The Vikings, winners of 74 games in a row in Delaware, will attempt to roll state title seven in 2015.

Kat Judge receives the Cape girls' lacrosse MVP award from head coach P.J. Kesmodel, left, and assistant coach Bill Lingo. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape Gazette Sports Editor Dave "Fredman" Frederick acted as emcee of the championship banquet. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach of 11 state championship teams, five in Maryland and six at Cape, P.J. Kesmodel presented the awards at the annual banquet. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
WBOC Sports Editor Scott Abraham was the banquet guest speaker and praised the team for their performance on and off the field. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Garnering seven state championships (three hockey and four lacrosse) in their four years at Cape are (l-r) Maggie Delp, Allie Yeager and Kat Judge. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Showing off their stadium jackets presented at the banquet are (l-r) head coach P.J. Kesmodel, bus driver Fred Harvey and assistant coach Bill Lingo. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Recent Cape grads showing off their robes received as senior gifts are (l-r) Amanda Smith, Maggie Delp, Kat Judge, Lindsey Voss, Karalyn Joseph, Allie Yeager, Riley Wagner and Karissa LeMaire. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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