Photo courtesy of The Hockaday School Facebook.

Two Preston Hollow teams competed in the state lacrosse championship games last weekend, and both came back to the neighborhood as victors. But their experiences of the competitions were different.

Some members of The Hockaday School’s team told CBS 11 about their treatment. Parts of the field they played on were covered in dirt, and the livestream of the game was low-quality. The team won first place and received a single trophy.

Jesuit Dallas’ team was playing at George Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas. Their field had nice turf, and fans could watch the game online with much more ease. Like Hockaday, Jesuit left the competition with a win — the program’s third state title — and in addition to the larger team trophy, each player took home a medal.

Photo courtesy of Jesuit Dallas.

“We put in just as much work as they did, and I think that if felt like our accomplishments weren’t as valued,” says Hockaday player Maddy Charest.

Different organizations govern the boys’ and girls’ leagues, and the south district coordinator for the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League says the league needs to fund it the same way as the boys’ league is funded.

“You want to give the girls everything that the boys have and more, so that was hard,” says Hockaday coach Molly Ford Hutchinson.


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