This article was originally published in the US Lacrosse Magazine
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At the start of their 2018 season, the Cathedral Fighting Irish traveled from Indianapolis to Louisville for a pair of weekend games against two top teams from Kentucky.
The program traditionally played against a few out-of-state opponents every year, and those games always promised to be some of the toughest Cathedral would play all year, head coach Mary Ann White remembers.
The Fighting Irish were strong in their own right. They were fresh off a 2017 state...
The emotions were real and difficult.
Perhaps most the toughest part of Cathedral High School girls lacrosse being canceled along with all Central Indiana 2020 spring high school sports was so much was unknown about what the team could become.
“We just didn’t get to do very much,” Irish girls lacrosse coach Mary Ann White said. “It’s tough not to see them grow.”
Irish girls lacrosse, like all Indiana high school spring sports, had its 2020 season canceled by regulations addressing Covid-19. The Irish, long a c...
This wasn’t a normal season for Cathedral High School girls lacrosse.
No, 2019 was difficult – with many lessons learned. But Irish girls lacrosse coach Mary Ann White said none of that made it a lost season. Far from it.
“It was a growing year,” White said.
The Irish, long one of Indiana’s elite high school girls lacrosse programs, entered the season knowing it would be a rebuilding season with an eye on the future. It became just that, and the Irish finished with an 8-11 record.
The Irish beat Park Tudor in the...
There’s a different feel around Cathedral High School girls lacrosse this season.
It’s a younger, less-experienced feel – and to Lady Irish girls lacrosse coach Mary Anne White, that will make 2019 more challenging than recent seasons. And more interesting.
“We’re kind of a little bit of a growing phase, and trying to figure out where everybody fits and how they work together,” White said recently.
The Irish, the 2015 and 2017 Indiana Girls Lacrosse Association state champions and the state runners-up a year a...