Lacrosse Team Gears Up for another Season

Zack Butcher

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As the school year enters its second half, new spring sports are beginning. The boys team, which went 7-5 last year, is looking forward to getting back out on the field and beginning to practice.
“We are really looking forward to this season,” senior Trevor Tan said. “We went 7-5 last year and now we are hoping to improve on that.”
The boys team prides itself on its teamwork and cohesiveness. They go out to dinner at least once a week during the season, and they go out to celebrate after a win. Many of the seniors have been playing together since they first started playing lacrosse, and there are many returning players throughout the roster regardless of age.
Lacrosse, like all sports, requires plenty of dedication and hard work. The offseason training this year has been particularly tough, with the team meeting at 6:30 AM three days a week to lift weights and condition. They have been doing this since November, and have also met numerous times to have stick skills practices. The team believes this hard work will pay off.
“Our offseason training has been tough this year, but the teams hard work will show,” said Tan. “We haven’t won districts while our current seniors have been playing, and winning that and moving on to states would be a great testament to our hard work.”
The team’s biggest regular season games this year are against Godwin and Freeman. They lost once to Godwin last year, and they look forward to getting revenge for that loss. That overtime defeat was considered one of the worst parts of last season, but the season was more good than bad.
One of the biggest highlights was when the team beat Freeman. Current senior goalie, Zach Rodriguez, set a state record with 26 saves, which was a key part to the victory.
Led by seniors Murfee Flickinger, Quinn Broughton, and Trevor Tan as captains, the lacrosse team looks to continue improving on the good record of last season. This is bittersweet for the seniors, as this is the last season that they will be able to compete for the high school they have been playing for years.
“I’m sure the seniors will miss everything about the team, but some of the things that stick out to me are pre-game and the team dinners,” said Tan. “Getting ready for the games with some of our best friends is always a great time, and being able to celebrate our successes together after games as well is amazing.”
As the Wildcats get geared up for another season, they hope to remember that the most important thing is playing together and competing as hard as they can.

Lacrosse Team Gears Up for another Season