Semiahmoo Rock girls win B.C. lacrosse title in Surrey

South Surrey/White Rock midget team seven years removed from winless season

Semiahmoo Rock’s midget girls lacrosse team has a provincial banner to its credit after an impressive run through B.C. championships last week in Surrey.

The team – comprised of 15- and 16-year-old players from Earl Marriott, Semiahmoo and Elgin Park secondaries – earned top spot after a convincing 6-1 victory over Burnaby in the gold-medal game Sunday.

Prior to the gold-medal victory, Semiahmoo finished first in the round-robin portion of the six-team tournament, with four wins and one loss. At the conclusion of the event, Claire Snyder was named an all-star and tournament MVP, while Layla Gould received the Fair Play Award.

The championship was a long time coming, according to head coach Colin Snyder, who led the team alongside assistant coach Jason Carr.

Seven years ago, Snyder explained, the group formed as one of Semiahmoo’s first-ever girls teams – they’re are currently three in the association – but success did not come right away. That first season, the Rock lost every game, and next few years were also a struggle, Snyder said.

“In the early years, opposing teams would come to play Semiahmoo for an easy win,” he told Peace Arch News.

Things began to change in 2014, when the squad, then in the peewee division, qualified for provincials for the first time. Since then, the group has made four more trips to provincials, winning two gold and two silver.

“Today, Centennial Arena is a feared location for opposing teams to play,” Snyder said.

A number of girls from the provincial-title winning team will play next week for Team BC at female box-lacrosse nationals in Halifax, he added.



sports@peacearchnews.com

Visit us at peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey’s Amazing Tutors donates hundreds of ‘Sunshine Food Bags’ to those less fortunate

For three years, volunteers and students have been putting together donation packages

Surrey’s Khalsa Lions take in bronze in Fraser Valleys

The senior girls team will be heading to the provincials for the first time in the school’s history

Delta supports proposed Health Canada regulations for cannabis edibles

Regulations focus on standardizing THC content, making sure edibles aren’t appealing to youth

Junior Team Canada brings home gold to the Lower Mainland, again

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

Lehner posts 4th shutout as Isles blank Canucks 4-0

Vancouver drops third game in a row

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

Most Read