“It’s honestly the most unreal moment of my life,” said Glendale senior Elibeth Torres, who has been with the program since its inception four years ago. “I’m very proud.
“All I want for [my teammates] is just for the school to appreciate them and for the school to realize how much hard work we put in.”
Glendale Coach Joe Campbell, who called Torres the “heart and soul of Glendale lacrosse,” has been the architect of the program, which previously competed in the Prep League before the program moved into the Pacific League this season for the league’s first-ever lacrosse campaign, which included Chaminade, Westridge, Louisville and La Cañada.
“It’s a great feeling, but I haven’t scored a goal in all these years,” Campbell said. “They did all the real work. … I’m proud of them, this is all their accomplishment.”
With the win, Glendale improved to 13-5, 7-1 in league to win a share of the title with Chaminade, which was defeated by the Nitros, 8-7, on Tuesday. Chaminade (7-1) clinched a share of the title via a 13-7 win over La Cañada.
“Mainly proud that we were able to do this and come this far in four years,” said Glendale senior defender Denise Guerrero of her emotions after the match.
The league title, just the second this year for Glendale following boys’ water polo, was the first for a girls’ team since 2003’s girls’ water polo squad.
“We couldn’t be more proud with how far the girls have come,” said Pat Lancaster, the Glendale athletic director who also coached the 2003 girls’ water polo team.