Brookfield Girls Lacrosse makes debut as official Elmbrook Sport


Emily Berger

The combined Girls Lacrosse team prepares for a game against Homestead on April 30 on the Brookfield East home turf

Girls lacrosse might be new to Brookfield Central, but it certainly isn’t new to the players. These girls have been participating in the lacrosse program through the city’s Parks and Recreation department for a few years now, and have finally had their sport integrated into the Elmbrook School District.

The girls teams are a culmination of both Brookfield Central and Brookfield East players, and have simply been coined the “Brookfield Team” in the Greater Metro Conference. The lacrosse program offers the sport to both boys and girls, with a JV and Varsity team for each, and all teams work extremely hard. The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team has had an outstanding performance this season.

Overall, the team has scored an average of 10 goals per game, and is currently on a four win streak. This excellent performance may be the cause of pure skill, but players say a big part of the experience is the friends they make through the sport, and how that teamwork can drive them to success.

Freshman Emily Schmit (‘21) reflects on her experience as a part of the varsity team positively, “So far the season has been great! I’ve had so much fun getting to know the team and learning new skills in practice”.

The team is also led by some incredible seniors this year: Grace Black (BC), Jessie Dombrowski (BC), Hana Siddiqui (BC), Grace Kotrly (BC), Ellen Hill (BE), Katie Andrews (BE), Chanelle Davie (BC). Currently the Girl’s Varsity team is preparing for playoffs, and their upcoming games will determine their seed as they attempt to make their way to state.

All in all, the new Girls Lacrosse program is starting off with a bang, and hopes to only excel more in coming years as the program develops.