The TCU women’s club lacrosse team is back on the field and preparing for a slate of games this spring after two years of inactivity.
The team went inactive due to lack of participation, but after increased interest, a new group of women will travel to Houston this weekend to take on Rice University.
Hannah Melia, a first-year nursing major and lifelong lacrosse player, said the commitment level of a traveling club team is feasible.
“Three practices a week really is manageable,” Melia said. “We still get to get out here and really work on our stick skills and conditioning. We still can balance that and academics.”
The team will wear brand new jerseys this year after some financial assistance, said Catherine Sandusky, team president and captain.
Sandusky, a sophomore early childhood education major, said her parents donated the new reversible jerseys to the team.
Since it is a club team, finances must be collected from the players with a dues system, Sandusky said.
The cost to play in the fall was $100, but players must pay $200 for the spring season.
“It covers traveling expenses, referees and other field equipment,” Sandusky said.
The team plays in the Women’s College Lacrosse Association and is a part of the Texas Women’s Lacrosse League, according to the U.S. Lacrosse website.
The team’s first game is set for this weekend in Houston against the Rice Owls.