The 2018 Boys’ Lacrosse season was a one for the books. The team made a improvement in their overall record, beating the 2017 season one of 6-7, the 2018 record was 8-5. The team will have to overcome losing a great amount of seniors this season.
The senior class consisted of 10 players, all being very valuable to the team. The team will miss all of these players, but like any other season, the underclassmen will have to step up to the next level. The freshmen and sophomore classes showcased much skill this season and look to improve even more next season.
The attack led the team in goals, once again. Kyle McLaughlin, a freshman led the team in scoring. Sophomore Tom Raupp finished a close second. This shows that the younger players on this roster are going to lead the team for years to come.
The position that will hurt the team is defense. Derek Donahue and Andrew Smith, both outstanding defensive players are moving on to college so, the defensive side of the ball, along with the goalie will consist of mostly freshman and sophmores. The midfield for the 2019 season will also consist of only juniors and sophomores. With Ryan Meyers, Jay MacDowell and Nils Dahlin graduating this year, younger middies will need to step up. For next year the midfield rotation is set to consists of Ben Koeppen, Parker Cane, Will Kelley, Kel MacDowell and Brian Dougherty, if everything goes as planned.
Just like the past two freshmen classes, the 2019 class is expected to be very big (12-14 players). This is great for the program because the more players the team has will give the young players more time to develop and become solid players for the program.