Meghan Carr said she knew her girls lacrosse team had experienced a watershed moment when it beat longtime rival La Jolla High School for the first time back in mid-April.
The Knights, with a less established program than the Vikings, had been beaten badly by their neighborhood nemesis in years past, and with a 10-8 victory on April 17, crested a figurative hill in the program’s development.
“Our kids jumped on the field like we had won a championship game,” Carr said.
Now in her sixth season as the only coach the girls lacrosse team has known at Bishop’s, Carr believes the Knights have finally arrived. They entered the week of May 18 with a 14-5 record, and they led the Coastal League with an 8-1 league mark.
The CIF San Diego Section playoff pairings were scheduled to be set on May 23, and the Knights are expecting a better result than their first-round loss last season.
“The program has come a long way,” Carr said.
The Knights’ success this season can be attributed to the group of seven seniors they boast - many have been playing together since the seventh grade.
Ali Bishop and Jameson Kearney have led Bishop’s in the midfield, and Haley Geier and Emily Reit have anchored the attack. Sophia Muller and Elyse Tierney lead the Knights in scoring, and Dana Christensen has been a stone wall in goal.
The Knights have scored 200 goals this season and allowed just 115.
Carr said she thinks this year’s team is prepared for a run deep into the playoffs, and feels she has a special group with this squad.
“We’re carrying 17-18 kids, and they all really want to be out there,” Carr said. “They all bring their different personalities, but when they get to the field, they’re ice. They’re very into the game. It makes it a great experience for a coach.”