Girls Lacrosse Makes Hurricane History


The team after the Long Island Championship win.

Kenzie Schindler, Staff Writer

The 2022 Westhampton Beach Girls Varsity Lacrosse team has made history.

The Long Island Champs continued to set goals this season. They reached and achieved them all. 

Some of those goals included to beat an unbeaten team, to make it farther than they did last year, and to be all in. The team did just that. 

The team beat not only one, but two unbeaten teams. WHBGVL defeated Mount Sinai (6-5) and ESM (10-4). Those are two teams that WHBGVL has never beaten in program history. Reilly Mahon said, “I think everyone on the team this year has just been so passionate about winning and achieving our goals. I think both Coach Bergmann and Coach Webber have been motivating us to never give up and the girls on the team just want to do it for each other. Our bond this year is unbelievably strong.”

Aside from beating teams for the first time in program history the team made it to a Class B County Championship for the first time ever. The team won counties defeating Comsewogue 6-5 in double OT. Lily Berchin, who scored the game winning goal, said, “Our team’s biggest motivator is the confidence and build up of others. All of our parents and supporters are amazing and do so much for us. When we have others hyping us up and there are good vibes in the air, it makes us all feel good.” 

Following being county champions the team competed in the Long Island Championship against Garden City, 15 time State Champions, and defeated them in six overtimes. Isabella Blanco scored the winning goal for the Hurricanes, helping them break another record. 

The team is officially nationally ranked, coming in at 23, and currently has beaten the WHBGVL most wins in a season in program history. The most wins in a season is 12, but this year the team currently has 13 wins, breaking yet again another record.  

Along the way WHBGVL also proved many doubters wrong. Going into the season many teams thought Westhampton shouldn’t be ranked as high as they were. Reilly Mahon said, “I think that proving the haters wrong felt so good. We have been working so hard and to finally prove that we are where we are supposed to be just feels so awesome.” 

 The team will now head to States up in Cortland, New York where they have many successes behind them and look to be named State Champions.