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Girls lacrosse looks to compete this year

The Northampton girls lacrosse team is fortunate enough to bring back three seniors who plan to continue their careers at the next level.

Ella Steirer will be playing at Moravian; Brianna Gora will head to Millersville and Izzy Feddor will play at DeSales.

As a result, the offense will be led by captains Steirer and Gora. Head coach Vincent Gonsalves expects the offense to be helped by sophomore Lauren Reznick.

The defense is anchored by goalie and captain Feddor. Gonsalves will look to junior captain Taylor Dotter and sophomore captain Julia Behnke for help on the defensive end.

Freshman Anna Marie Caiazzo has proved she can make an impact when she is on the field as well, according to Gonsalves.

“With 14 sophomores on the roster, the coaching staff is looking forward to the future growth of the team,” Gonsalves said.

While the varsity team appears to be on a great path with a look toward the future, a big part of the season will be making sure there is a pathway.

“It’s important to the staff and the school to reestablish the JV ranks, which did not play in 2023 due to low numbers. The staff and players also will help with the middle school lacrosse players to teach the fundamentals to the next generation.”

As for this season, the goals are simple.

“The goals for the team are to grow the team, stay healthy all season and be competitive in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference,” Gonsalves said.


The girls recently fell to Northwestern in a tight, 9-8 loss.

The match was close throughout with the NHS girls leading after two quarters and then tied after three quarters.

Gora had four goals and an assist in the loss. Steirer added a goal and an assist and Reznik had two goals.

Anna Maria Caiazzo added an assist and Grace Roberts scored a goal.

Izzy Feddor made six saves.

The team lost to Central 16-9.

Maria Caiazzo had a goal and an assist with Gora scoring twice. Steirer Reznik each had three goals. Feddor made nine saves.

On Monday, the girls needed overtime to beat Upper Perk, 11-10.

The game was tied 10-10 after four quarters and the girls needed two OTs to pull out the win.

Gora scored five goals while Steirer also added five goals. Julie Behnke chipped in with one goal and Feddor made 18 saves.

Ann Maria Caiazzo had an assist.

Press photo by Nancy Scholz Brianna Gora, left, is a key returning player for the Northampton girls lacrosse team.