Girls lacrosse recognizes three seniors

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Seniors Jade Fuccaro, Lucia Coccagno, and McKenna Moriarity lead the girls lacrosse team this spring.

The girls lacrosse team had their senior recognition night on Tuesday, May 4. The team played Trinity at home, winning their twelfth game this season, improving their record to 11-0.

The Lady Hawks beat Trinity 20-4, putting them at No. 1 in their section.

Before the game, the three seniors Jade Fuccaro, McKenna Moriarity, and Lucia Coccagno were recognized by walking down the field through a tunnel of players with their parents on their arms.

[Seniors] occupy a coach’s heart for four years and are like little birds taking flight for the first time. A coach is so happy to see them spread their wings, and only hope that in some way they’ve helped them prepare for their journey.”

— Assistant Coach Jerry Morrow

“Saying goodbye each year to seniors is bittersweet,” said assistant coach Jerry Morrow. “They occupy a coach’s heart for four years and are like little birds taking flight for the first time. A coach is so happy to see them spread their wings, and only hope that in some way they’ve helped them prepare for their journey.”

I couldn’t have asked for a better team to play my senior year with. Everyone on the team is so encouraging and we have had an amazing season so far.”

— Jade Fuccaro

“I couldn’t have asked for a better team to play my senior year with,” said senior Jade Fuccaro. “Everyone on the team is so encouraging and we have had an amazing season so far.”

“The seniors and the team are having a great season this year,” said Michael Fuccaro, Jade’s dad. “The best of luck to the seniors as they head to college and start their new life.”

Fuccaro has been playing lacrosse for three years now and she plays attack and defense. In the fall, she will be attending Point Park University where she plans to major in Interior Design and minor in Social Media Management.

This has been the absolute best year of lacrosse I’ve ever played. I loved coming to practice every day and working with the best teammates. I’m so excited to see what the next couple of weeks holds for us.”

— Kenna Moriarity

“This has been the absolute best year of lacrosse I’ve ever played,” said senior Kenna Moriarity. “I loved coming to practice every day and working with the best teammates. I’m so excited to see what the next couple of weeks holds for us.”

“McKenna has always been kind, thoughtful, and hard-working. We’ve been so impressed with her accomplishments on and off the field,” said McKenna’s dad Duane Moriarity. “McKenna makes us proud every day. We’re so happy that she was blessed with such great teammates.”

“Such a special moment to walk on the field with McKenna,” said her mom Laurie Moriarity. “Watching her grow as a player and a person over the last eight years, we could not be any prouder of her. Many thanks to the BPGLAX families for all they did to make this such a memorable night.”

Moriarity has been playing for eight years now and she is a goalie. She will be attending La Roche University next year where she plans on majoring in Interior Design and minoring in Psychology.

I’m thankful for the BPGLAX program and everything it has done for me. I am truly going to miss every one of my teammates and coaches next year.”

— Lucia Coccagno

“I’m thankful for the BPGLAX program and everything it has done for me,” said senior captain Lucia Coccagno. “I am truly going to miss every one of my teammates and coaches next year.”

“Lucia has had a great experience in this program and I’m eager to see how this program keeps moving uphill,” said Lucia’s dad Jim Coccagno.

Coccagno has been playing lacrosse for ten years. Her first year was the same year the program started, and she plays attack. She will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall, majoring in International Business and minoring in German.

“These seniors have worked really hard to help build this program into what it is and I can’t think of a better way for them to end their career than to be a part of this historic season,” said head coach Becky Luzier. “These three are incredibly capable, compassionate, and driven young women and I can’t wait to see how they make their mark on the world.”

The Lady Hawks are set to play their ninth section game against Mt. Lebanon on Saturday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon High School.*

*Since this article was written, the Lady Hawks lost to the Lady Blue Devils 17-8 on Saturday, May 8, giving them their first loss of the season.

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