New players and returning players showed that growing together over a long season can have its crowning moment.
The New West girls #2 field lacrosse team wrapped up a near-perfect year by topping Ridge Meadows 7-4 last week at the Under-12 girls Field Lacrosse Invitational tournament.
Heidi Sweeney scored four times, as New West cruised through the tournament.
For some players on the roster, it was their third straight season-ending gold medal.
They outscored their competition 64-34, putting the final touches on a season where the only blemish was a single tie.
In the tourney, New West topped New West #1 12-7, Adanacs #2 11-2, Ridge Meadows 8-4, Adanacs #1 6-3, PoCo 9-7 and Langley 11-7.
Veterans playing big roles in the run were Lorne Black, Taylor Lee and Sweeney, while first-year player Erin Godoy picked up a Warrior Fair Play award.
New West #1, which finished third overall with a 13-5 win over Adanacs #1, posted a 4-2 record.
Their other victories came over Langley (19-2), Adanacs #2 (9-7), Port Coquitlam (11-5), and Adanacs #1 (8-4).
Lauren Rawson collected a Warrior Fair Play award for her work.