Girls JV Lacrosse
Coach: Sarah Demers and Bill Wallace
Girls' lacrosse had its first season in 1978. Betsy Baejter was the first coach for a varsity season in 1979. Hoover Sutton took over in 1981 and earned the team its' first winning season. 6-4 Eliot Jacobs took over in 1986 and Melissa Bride began in 1990.
The first teams never finished higher than fourth place except in 1983 when the team finished third. Somehow, St. Andrew's always seem to finish behind Tower Hill, Friends and Tatnall.
Starting in 1993, the team had a 10-3-1 record and finished third in the Conference. 1996 saw the real rise in St. Andrew's girls' lacrosse. The 1996 team was 10-2-2 finishing second in the Conference and ranked #2 in Delaware.
The 1997 team finished 16-0, first in the Conference, and ranked #1 in Delaware. 1998 was the first year of the Girls' Lacrosse State Championship due mainly to the efforts of Gail LeBlanc, the St. Andrew's girls' athletic director from 1997-2007.
The girls' lacrosse team finished first or tied for first in the Independent Conference eight times and was second twice; St. Andrew's also won the State Championship six times. St. Andrew's also had a 36 game winning streak from the last two games in 1996--18 games into the 1998 season.