Maria Stamerra has done everything she possibly can to elevate the Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse program in the four years she has played for the Colts.
Against Mt. Lebanon this past Thursday in the WPIAL Division 1 girls lacrosse championship game at Highmark Stadium, Stamerra led all scorers with six goals and came up with timely tallies when it appeared the Blue Devils would take firm control of the game.
But the more-balanced Blue Devils appeared to have an answer each time, and they pulled with the game's final two goals to earn a 14-9 victory and their second title in the past three years.
"They brought their 'A' game and they played fantastic," Chartiers Valley coach Kim Eldridge said of Mt. Lebanon. "We gave a great effort, but we just didn't play our best game. That's what you have to do in a championship game."