By Richard Pryor III
At the end of last year’s women’s lacrosse season, where the team achieved a 12-6 record and made it to the SAA semifinals, the names of certain players came across as those that the team’s future would be based on— Grace Fulton (C’19), the only member to make the All-West Regional First Team, as chosen by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association; Mary Kate Meyers (C’20) led the program with 33 goals; and Grace Zechman (C’20) had 30 assists, second most in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). However, this year, leading her team in goals scores is midfielder Sarah Strand (C’21).
Strand, a native of Natick, Massachusetts, finished last year with 17 starts in 18 games and 20 goals over the course of the season. Now, just 8 games into the season, the Natick High School alumna has started every game in the season (the only other is Anna Comer (C’19),) leads her team in scoring, and is in the SAA top 10. Additionally, her partnership with Zechman, who lead the team in assists and points, is strong and they have another season after this one to work together.
The Environmental Arts and Humanities major is a key part of Sewanee’s success in the SAA so far this season. With eight wins and two losses, they lead the SAA standings and their 117 goals lead the league as well, with Strand’s 20 being a key contributor.