In the past six seasons, the Chartiers Valley High girls lacrosse team has enjoyed a solid run both in Division 2 and Division 1.
The Colts made some serious inroads by appearing in four consecutive WPIAL Division 2 championships. Unfortunately, the Colts lost twice to North Hills by scores of 15-5 and 11-10 in the 2011 and 2012 championship games. They appeared in two more title games in 2013 and 2014, but came up short both times against Shaler by scores of 15-14 and 11-9.
The Colts took a calculated risk by deciding to move up to Division 1 prior to the 2015 season. Surprising some observers, the Colts qualified for the Division 1 playoffs, where they advanced to the semifinals. That's where they fell to Mt. Lebanon, 15-8.
This season, Chartiers Valley once again qualified for the WPIAL tournament, and they advanced to the championship round following victories over Fox Chapel, 15-12, and Pine-Richland, 15-14. In the latter game, the Colts rallied from a deficit to force overtime. Maria Stamerra scored the game-winning goal to send the Colts to their fifth championship game in six years and first in Division 1.