Cape Gazette

Strive for Five mission accomplished; girls' lacrosse begins Quest for Six

By Dave Frederick | Jun 20, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook The Cape Henlopen State Champions of lacrosse were honored at their end-of-season banquet. Shown are in back (l-r) Anna Frederick, co-MVP; Karalyn Joseph, Most Improved; Taylor Gooch, Most Ground Balls Award; Allie Yeager, Offensive Balance Award; and Sam Broadhurst, Most Valuable Defensive Player. In front are Sara Young, co-MVP and Running Award; Kat Judge, Coaches Award; Karissa Lemaire, Sportsmanship Award; and Maggie Delp, Unsung Hero Award.

The Strive for Five state championship mission was accomplished; the slogan was coined by Sara Young at state championship banquet four. Banquet five was so familiar that no program was printed; the order was whatever we did the previous four years.

The Zen Master of Cape girls' lacrosse, coach P.J. Kesmodel, joked at the end of the Wednesday banquet, "I guess we need a slogan for next year, perhaps Quick Stick Chicks for Six." Kesmodel smiled and everyone including parents tried to remember the correct sequence and could not, deciding a shorter slogan was necessary.

Seniors Anna Frederick and Sara Young were co-MVPs on the team and both USLA first team All-Americans. The best friends duo leaves Cape having shared six state championships - two in field hockey - and they were all-state players in both sports. They take with them 371 career goals.

"We have 14 varsity players returning, so I think we should be pretty good," Kesmodel said. "It will be very different without Anna and Sara, who could take over a game, but now is the chance for some other very good players to step it up a notch or two."



Cape seniors Sara Young and Anna Frederick were honored as the Most Valuable Players on the 2013 State Championship squad. Shown are (l-r) Sara Young, head coach P.J. Kesmodel, Anna Frederick and assistant coach Bill Lingo. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach P.J. Kesmodel, who has 10 state championships on his resume, thanks the parents for help with the team. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape Gazette sports editor Dave Frederick acted as emcee of the lacrosse banquet. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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