Alumni Rachel Stream steps up to coach varsity girls lacrosse
As the warm weather starts to arrive and the sun begins to shine, the girl’s varsity lacrosse team kicks off their season with their new coach, Rachel Stream. Coach Stream is the new head varsity lacrosse coach for the Falcons. She is enjoying her time with the girls who she says have great personalities which makes coaching enjoyable for her. Steam has also formed bonds with many of her players through coaching them in field hockey as well.
Stream is Poolesville’s head varsity field hockey coach and was previously the coach of JV lacrosse for two years. She is also an PHS alumni (2008) and was a three sport athlete for Poolesville who went on to play Division I field hockey for Old Dominion University. She returned this year after former lacrosse head coach Brittany Hilton stepped down. Stream can already see that her team has is full of hard workers who are determined to play and improve to become their best, and that there are players that are going to be successful athletes in college. The team also has strengths on offense and defense, as well as great speed, according to Stream.
Stream says “I want to teach them more than just lacrosse. I want to teach them to be better athletes but more importantly people [who] learn from [their] mistakes.”
Her goals include improving the team to where they were last year, and helping them reach playoffs and beyond. The team has also had advanced their skills and knowledge of the game. Stream wants to use her time with the lacrosse team to help them benefit from becoming and playing as one in the variety of situations they will face together. She also hopes to educate her players on accountability, responsibility, hard work, and determination.
Stream would like to inspire her team “to never settle, always improve on yourself in some way… you’ve got to go out and get what you deserve.”