The 1995-96 Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team was named the 2018 'Team of Honor' by the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
During the 1995 and 1996 seasons, the team compiled an overall record of 40-1, with both seasons ending in a New York State Championship victory.
Cynthia Wetmore served as C-NS head coach during that time. Wetmore was later named Herald-American All-CNY coach of the year in 1996, sending 14 players to continue their lacrosse careers in college.
"It's the same energy that they had when they were girls on the high school team, and now here we are with the women in this room, and it's the same feeling," Wetmore explained with a smile. "I think that they're all very successful people now in life, and you can see, if I really think about it in looking back at where they were then, they were successful back then, too."
"I feel very honored to be a part of this, I truly do," former C-NS girls lacrosse player Noelle Raymond said. "I feel like it does say a lot for the program back then. I'm coaching the C-NS youth program right now, so it's nice to be a part of that and instill the love of the game in these young girls."
The team was on-hand at Driver's Village in Cicero on Monday to accept the award, and will later be formally introduced during the 32nd annual Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony, which is scheduled for November 5th at 7 p.m. from the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse.