By Erik Harris
TRUSSVILLE – This Saturday, the Trussville lacrosse program is putting on a fundraiser at the Trussville Sports Complex trails.
Participants will work their way through the state’s only 6K trail run starting at 8 a.m. Registration for the event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the senior citizens center. Runners can also register at www.active.com.
The Hewitt-Trussville lacrosse teams are coming off their second season of existence. Both the boys and girls made exceptional improvement from Year 1 to Year 2.
After going 0-12 last season, the girls improved to 6-4 this year. On the boys side, the team went from an opening campaign of 2-11 to 6-5 the next time around.
Both teams finished fourth in the state and hosted in the opening round of the playoffs. The boys lost by a final of 16-9 to Huntsville in first round action, while the girls fell to Spain Park in overtime 13-12.
“At the end of the season, we had six girls make the GBYLA state all-star team,” said coach Jamey Curlee via email. “Sarah Burden, LeeAnn Guess, Alex White and Stella McCormick. Two of our girls made the All-State final 13 team. Lilly McCormick and Lizzy Witte. Two other girls have been nominated for the US Lacrosse Association All-Academic team: Emma Burford and Katty Witte.”
“For the guys, junior Carter McAlpin was invited to the state all-star game,” wrote Curlee. “Carter will hopefully be playing in an elite all-star program this summer.”
Next year’s senior class is expected to include 20 guys. At least five of them have college potential, according to Curlee.