Twenty-one Cape alumni lacrosse players spanning 11 straight state championship teams going back to 2009 showed up to play an alumni game July 25 at Legends Stadium.
If each player threw all their championship lacrosse medals into a basket, there would be 81. And 17 of the players on the alumni team also played field hockey for multiple state title teams.
The alumni game showcased the heartbeat of the Cape girls’ dynasty over two sports the last 11 years. And all 21 alumni gamers have either graduated from college or are pursuing college degrees.
The Zen Master PJ Kesmodel was listed as coach of the alumni team, but he just smiled and shared memories while the girls took care of their own substitutions.
There were Draw Dogg Meg Bartley and Draw Kat Kat Judge sharing the draw along with Jacki Coveleski, the 2012 state player of the year.
“It was awesome just to be out there against players whose names we all know,” said Anna Stancofski, a rising senior at Cape. “It was fun, and the Cape high school team hung tough.”
The final score was 12-8 in favor of alumni, who picked up rookie alumnae Alia Marshall and Chloe Schaffer.
Several funny moments in the game centered around Cape goalie Destiny Kusen, who stoned Eddy Shoop, Meg Bartley and Jacki Coveleski on point-blank shots.
“The game was good and so much fun,” said Lindsey Underwood, head coach of the last three Cape state championship teams. “I’m sure next summer we’ll get even more players to return.”