May 22, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

HONORING PORTOLA: Girls lacrosse team was off to a fast start

Members of the Portola girls lacrosse team gathered for a team picture earlier this season. Front row left to right Ashley Presnell (captain), Aafiyah Chohan, Emily Wong, Sol Ibanez, Celine Aoki (captain) and Diya Nadig. Second row Chloe Choi, Rachel Hong, Nicole Owens, Madison Vo, Swetha Lakshaman, Laci Kim, Jadyn Zdanavage and Elizabeth Bank. Back row Amy Bebawy. Not pictured Christine Chang, Julianne Nguyen, Moka Saiki and Rachel Yang (captain). (Photo courtesy Portola girls lacrosse)

Portola’s girls lacrosse team was off to a 4-2 start when the season ended. The players on the team were looking to do well in Pacific Coast League play.

The team was being led by freshman Jadyn Zdanavage, who was also the PCL cross country league champion and MVP, and sophomore Celine Aoki.

Zdanavage was leading the PCL in ground balls collected and points per game.  She was second in goals and draw controls per game. Aoki was tied for second in the PCL in ground balls and was third in goals per game.

The squad was coached by Sofia David and assisted by Phoebe Salomon.

If you took pictures before the season, we would like to share team pictures of spring teams with our readers. These can be pictures of seniors or the entire team and we will run these throughout the coming months to salute the dedicated athletes of Orange County who have had their seasons cut short. Please email pictures, names of the players and some highlights to so we can share with our readers. Horizontal pictures similar in size to the one above work best. Please do not take pictures now for us.