A Season to Remember


WHB girls lacrosse team after their victory over West Babylon. Timothy Butler photography

12-8. The score that declared the Westhampton Beach Girls Varsity Lacrosse team 12 wins, which is the most in the program’s history. Westhampton Beach beat West Babylon for the first time ever, and that is just one of the many milestones that this team has accomplished.

The most wins in program history, four starting senior leaders, players hitting their 300th point, and a group of girls that consider each other family is just the mix needed for a record-breaking season.

The team had hopes of returning to the county championship at the beginning of the season, but they only got as far as the semifinal game. Head Coach Mary Bergmann was still very proud of the girls and how the season played out.  She said, “We did not necessarily meet the goals we wanted but we still got to playoffs and beat the school’s record with 12 wins throughout the season.”

Starting senior and captain Lindsay Rongo was a big part of the team this year, and for the last five years.  Lindsay said her favorite memory from this season was “beating West Babylon by four points after playing a fun game of lacrosse with my best friends.”  Lindsay will continue her lacrosse career at Stony Brook University next year.

Not only was the season full of fun memories, but it was also full of broken records.  As previously stated, the WHB girls varsity lacrosse team had 12 wins, which had never been done before in school history.  Junior Isabelle Smith became the point leader of the team, by hitting her 300th point. Some sophomores were not too far behind, as Maureen Duffy and Giana Murphy also hit their 100th point this season.           

As she moves onto the next chapter of her lacrosse career at Boston College, Hollie Schleicher advises her returning teammates by saying, “Make sure you don’t rush away your season and always walk into practice or a game with a good attitude and to have fun.”

We wish the girls luck in their next season!