The Harvey School honored Sadie Albert Monday, April 17, for reaching a career milestone in varsity lacrosse. At the weekly Monday morning Community Meeting, the school athletic department presented Albert with a trophy and the encased ball that the junior midfielder had shot past the opposing team’s goalie for her 100th career goal back in March.
Albert’s history-making goal was her sixth goal in a nine-goal performance that had helped the Harvey School's girls varsity lacrosse team open its season with a 15-5 victory March 13 against Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California near Santa Barbara.
Albert burst on the scene for Harvey in her freshman year when she scored 42 goals and had 34 assists. She was the team MVP in her rookie season and was named both a Western New England and Housatonic Valley Athletic League (HVAL) all-star player. She played a significant role in helping Harvey to a perfect 12-0 season and an HVAL championship. Albert had an even bigger year on offense her sophomore year when she scored 63 goals and collected 34 assists. She was once again the team’s MVP and an all-star in both leagues. Currently, Albert’s junior year has produced 24 goals and 13 assists, giving her
Harvey coach Greg Janos, who named Albert as a team captain this year, applauds her dedication and work ethic. “Sadie is an extremely hardworking player and very committed to her craft. She plays on an outside travel team and works out with professional trainers focusing on her overall strength and conditioning as well as her sport-specific movements.” Coach Janos expects Albert to set some major scoring records in girl lacrosse at Harvey. “On top of being talented, Sadie has a hate-to-lose attitude that motivates her to always be her best and she is always striving to win,” said coach Janos.
Albert shares the team captaincy with her sophomore midfielder playmaker Sophia Scarsella who, herself, is just seven goals shy of reaching the 100 career goal milestone.
Coach Janos is hoping his two captains will lead Harvey to make a strong run at the Housatonic HVAL championship this year. The Lady Cavaliers had a disappointing 2016 campaign, losing in the HVAL semifinals after winning their first league title in 2015.