The 2019 MHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Champion Rockford Rams. The Rams claimed the title for the 7th consecutive year. ~ Contributed Photo
The Rockford girls lacrosse team powered to their eighth State title in 10 years against Brighton, Saturday, June 8, in Novi for the MHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Finals. The Rams never trailed in the game taking a 12-5 lead in to half time. Head coach Mike Emery’s Rams outscored the bulldogs 9-1 in the second half in a dominant display of lacrosse to claim the 21-6 victory and the State crown.
The Rams were led in the game by sophomore Katie Rodriguez with four goals and an assist, and senior Izzy Holmes with three goals and four assists. Chloe Dunham, Sydney Zimmerman and Karrington VanderMolen also had hat tricks for the Rams. In addition, Chloe Holmes, Mackenzie Delacher, and Anna Glynn scored for the Rams.
“The championship was a great send off for seniors Izzy Holmes, Karrington VanderMolen, Anna Glynn, Shae Strehl, Morgan Hall, Stephanie Mikula, Mckenna Rinehart, Kasey Wojcaciakowski,” shares Emery.
Holmes, Strehl, VanderMolen and Glynn capped their careers as 4-year varsity players with their fourth championship. All four will take their talents to the college level next spring.
The Rams are 36-0 in the MHSAA playoffs over their championship run, and 53-4 over the last 12 years capturing 12 consecutive regional titles and eight championships.
Chloe Dunham ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography
Karrington VanderMolen ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography
Anna Glynn ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography
Shae Strehl ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography
Izzy Holmes ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography
Kate Rodriguez ~ Photo by Eldon Palmer Photography