West Orange HS girls lacrosse team enjoys season of firsts

The West Orange High School girls lacrosse team celebrates with teammate Dylan Wilkes after she scored her 150th career point this season.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School girls lacrosse program, which finished with an 8-9 record this spring, is making serious strides, experiencing a record year of firsts.

Here is a list of their accomplishments:

  • First playoff berth in program history. 
  • First county tournament game in program history. 
  • Most wins in program history.  
  • Dylan Wilkes, 200 career goals and 200 career points.
  • Stephany Andrade, 100 career saves.
  • Antonia Kambolis, 100 career saves. 
  • Three college commitments. Olivia Lewis, Montclair State University, DIII; Dylan Wilkes, Delaware State University, DI; and Abigail Nolan, Southern Connecticut State University, DII.

Head coach Dave Perez was enthusiastic about the season and said, “I’m so proud of these girls and how hard they played for each other! The girls played so well all season long. It’s a young program that took a tremendous step in the right direction. We are proud of the achievements – team and individual – the girls accomplished this season. We had strong play from our senior class and a tremendous boost from our young freshman and sophomore class. The future is bright for this team.

“We return 75 percent of our starters,” Perez added. “The girls got a taste of success and are hungry for more. We have set some high expectations moving forward and this group of girls are determined to reach them.”

Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Cumming.