Arthur L. Johnson High School Girls’ Lacrosse Program Makes History

ALJ Girls’ Lacrosse program hosts Inaugural Game

Clark Public Schools

The Arthur L. Johnson High School Girls’ Lacrosse program hosted their first ever game in program history on Friday, April 14th, 2023.

The girls took on Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s Junior Varsity team.  Early in the first half, Ava DeMarco scored the first goal in the history of the program off of an 8-meter shot. The defense caused multiple turnovers to transition the ball to the offensive end where the midfielders and attackers were able to score 7 goals. In addition, the midfielders collected multiple draw controls allowing the offense to control the ball. In goal, Alyssa Szarszewski topped off the defense by making multiple saves to lead the team to a 7-2 victory for their first ever game in program history!

Athletic Director Gus Kalikas had this to say about the event: “Our girls’ lacrosse program had a wonderful debut, as they showed tenacity, camaraderie, and sportsmanship throughout the day in their first ever game. The team’s popularity is evident by the 50+ girls that are on it, and it was wonderful to see their hard work pay off with a victory. Our school and community are extremely excited and proud of their efforts, led by the coaching staff of Meghan Santina and Jamie Wronski. The future of Johnson Girls’ Lacrosse is extremely bright!”

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