Written By: Matthew Sokol, Campbell Blog Contributor
The 2016 Campbell Lacrosse season is starting this Thursday against nationally ranked Duke, but this senior class is looking at the bigger picture as they enter an important year in their brief history.
Four years ago the journey was just beginning and the seniors who are on the team now were only just starting down a path, one in which they didn’t know where the finish line would lead them.
2016 is that finish line, and the time has come for these Campbell seniors. Conference championships are the two words that are rushing around the minds of these ladies who started this program back in fall of 2012 and then the spring of 2013.
“Our ultimate goal is to win conference and I think we have the team to do that this year,” said Campbell senior midfielder Rebecca Sheinfeld.
Kaki Armiger is a midfielder who has played on the team ever since her freshman year. She started all thirteen games in midfield and recorded five multi-goal games during her first season.
But last year, Armiger scored a career-high with 14 goals, totaling 18 points on the season. Armiger is confident in her team’s ability to perform well this season.
“The 2016 team is the strongest team that we have had here in our four years,” said Armiger.
Rebecca Sheinfeld has started every game in her career at Campbell University, and works with Armiger in the midfield. Sheinfeld is confident in the underclassmen joining the fold, especially since they are learning under an experienced senior class.
“We have a lot of underclassmen and depth on the team,” said Sheinfeld. “This is our last chance as seniors to get the job done and we have so many people on the team to accomplish those goals.”
Loren Day plays the attack position since the first season in 2013 – hoping to finish what she started with Campbell Lacrosse.
Last season, Day was named to the All-Big South Conference first team, this after being named a Big South Second Team All-Conference performer in 2013. Once again entering this season with All-Conference honors, Day is thrilled for the future.
“I am super excited about the group of girls we have this year,” said Day. “I think we have a lot of team chemistry and we have multiple freshman that have come in and all contributed at something. [In terms of facing Duke] At some point you have to play the best to be the best.”
The time has come for the 2016 season, and the ladies from Buies Creek will travel up the road to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils this Thursday at 4 p.m.