Four years ago this May, the Severna Park High School girls lacrosse team won the MPSSAA Class 4A state championship thanks in part to the immense contributions of then-junior midfielder Morgan Torggler and then-sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk. Now, the two are playing collegiate lacrosse at Maryland and Virginia, respectively.
On April 20, the former teammates met under the lights at the University of Maryland Lacrosse and Field Hockey complex as Torggler’s Terps defeated Vander Kolk’s Cavaliers 17-6.
“It’s a really cool experience being able to see how past teammates have grown. I think it's fun to change the competition from being with each other to against each other,” said Vander Kolk.
The Virginia girls are 9-7 and ranked No. 15 in the country. Maryland, the two-time defending national champions, are undefeated at 16-0 and hold the country’s No. 1 ranking.
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