Girls’ lacrosse honors class of ’19 at home finale

Published June 5, 2019

WAKEFIELD — The WMHS girls’ lacrosse team had plenty of work to do even before their game against Tewksbury on May 22.

As the last game at Landrigan Field in 2019, the Warriors sent off 11 seniors and thanked them for their dedication to the program over the last four years.

Led by captains Julia Michaud, Laura Keegan and Brooke Lilley, friends and family also honored Casey Kearney, Katherine Maloney, Izzy Fortier, Fiona Heffernan, Gabby Brown, Alex DeCecca, Ashley DeCecca and team manager Caitlin Cataldo.

“One thing that I will remember about these seniors is the teamwork that they had,” said Wakefield head coach Cara Luca. “They worked well together. It wasn’t about individual stats but more about how they can be successful together as a team.”

THE SENIORS on the 2019 Wakefield girls’ lacrosse team. In the front row from left to right is Alex DeCecca, Laura Keegan, Julia Michaud, Brooke Lilley and Casey Kearney. In the back row from left is Katherine Maloney, Izzy Fortier, Caitlin Cataldo, Fiona Heffernan, Ashley DeCecca and Gabby Brown. (Courtesy Photo)

Wakefield hosted Tewksbury on Senior Night, a strong team who defeated the Warriors 10-7 on April 17.

It was another close game and the Warriors had good performances from plenty of seniors but Tewksbury held on to win 11-9.

Lilley had a goal, an assist and four draw controls.

Kearney scored two goals.

Maloney scored two goals and controlled a loose ball.

Keegan had another strong day on defense picking up three loose balls and adding an assist.

Heffernan controlled two loose balls while Michaud had one.

Ashley DeCecca scored a goal.

Fortier had a draw control and a collected a loose ball.

Alex DeCecca also picked up a loose ball.

Wakefield also got some strong contributions from returning Warriors.

Annabella Forziati had two goals, an assist and three draw controls.

Erin Heffernan scored a goal and picked up a loose ball.

Bella DiMare had a terrific game in net. She was consistent in both halves, getting eight saves in the first and nine in the second to account for her 17 total.

The Warriors finished up the season at 5-13. Although not the number of wins they were looking for, Wakefield had plenty of highlights throughout the year and will be grateful to the class of 2019 for helping build a foundation for the future.