Girls lacrosse program moves from Centaurus to Fairview

Green Mountain Centaurus girls lacrosse

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The girls lacrosse program in Boulder Valley School District is moving from from Centaurus to Fairview this upcoming spring season.

Centaurus athletic director Emmy Murphy and Fairview athletic director Terrin Kelly each confirmed the change.

The move coincides with the new hockey program at Centaurus, which was also announced on Thursday. Fairview didn't yet host a district team, and because the majority of the players from the past five years were from the Boulder area, the decision was made to move the program to Fairview.

"I had some girls that I knew were playing lacrosse, and they were gung-ho about it, and we were willing to take on the challenge of starting the program," Kelly said. "We're going to take care of the girls, and going to coordinate with our boys team."

The Fairview boys team and Centaurus girls team already had a good relationship between the two programs, and Kelly's hope is that it grows even stronger now that both will be in the same school.

The coaching staff at Centaurus left after last season, so one of Kelly's first tasks will be to hire new coaches. He said he hopes to post the position by the end of October.

For now, the plan is to practice and play games at a nearby middle school, which has a new turf field. The field at Fairview isn't currently lined for girls lacrosse.

The Centaurus program had annually been among one of the state's best, winning at least 12 games from 2012-15, and advancing to the state title game in 2013. They finished 8-8 last season and reached the playoffs.