Community lacrosse teams build endurance to win State


With grass and dirt stains smeared across blue and gold uniforms, the last seconds of the game tick by. Coaches on the sidelines and spectators in the stands wait in anticipation as the final shot hurls toward the goal.

“It was amazing scoring my first goal on the JV team,” said freshman Ashley Boutte. “It was also my first score of the whole season. Now I just have to do it again at the next game.”

Even though the lacrosse season just started, both teams are still looking for new players.

“Last season was my first season,” said junior Kali McAuley. “It was a very different sport at first because I didn’t know a lot about lacrosse when I started. I am looking forward to playing Kingwood because I like intense games.”

The Klein Lacrosse team, a club sport playing for and representing the whole of the Klein district, lets students from any school in the Houston area join the team. Those who join the Torrey Chase Lacrosse team, boys or girls, will receive a P.E. credit for the year.

“This year I hope we get better than third in state,” said junior Caroline Reynolds. “I am not looking forward to playing Kingwood because it’s always a close game.”

Klein girls aren’t the only ones with high hopes for the upcoming season.

“This year we have a goal to get to state again but this time win because last year we only lost by one point,” said sophomore Colton Johnson. “I also want the team to be more committed to the sport and to get stronger.”

“Last season was pretty successful,” said Klein Boys Lacrosse coach Tim Glass. “We lost maybe three games to Division One teams. This year we’re hoping to do the best we can. Our goals for this season are to win in our division, and hopefully get to state and see what happens there.”