Staples Boys Lacrosse First Scrimmage of the Season

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writers

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Although the official Boys Lacrosse season starts on April 3rd, the boys gathered together on Saturday, March 23rd to play their first official scrimmage of the season.

The boys prepared for their season by intense training. They did weight lifting and ran after school every day except for Wednesday’s since Wednesdays nights the team participated in an indoor clinic. They also did a one day three hour training session with trainers to get in shape and evaluate their fitness, and conditioned at Compo Beach on March 14th.

With high hopes this year, the boys plan to work harder and have a better season than last year.

“I think it’s going to be a much better season than last year. We had a couple of bad scrimmages early against teams that we felt we were better than.” Jack Greenwald ’14 said. “So when we knew we were playing better teams this past Saturday, we knew we had to step up and we did. After Saturday we realized we have a lot of potential and that we can play with anybody.”

The boys hard work resulted in a successful scrimmage. The defense was tight, which prevented Norwalk’s offense from scoring.

“As a team, we played pretty well. I think the defense let in five goals all day and the offense loaded up the back of the net. Personally, I was able to take some chances and they paid off because of how well the rest of the defense played.” captain Quinn Mendelson ’13 said.

With the loss of three seniors from last year, the younger players are adjusting to the speed of the game. Still, some positions need work in order to have the sucessful season the boys desire.

“The defense looked great but the offense could use some work. We had a lot of missed opportunities that we need to capitalize on in the future” Colin Bannon ’13 said.

Even though the boys seem to be headed for a great season, they are still prepared to take on their biggest competition of this season. “We definitely have things to work on but we have a good amount of time before we have real FCIAC games. I personally think we all look forward to our tough match ups this year like Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield and New Canaan.” Isaac Paparo ’15 said.

Come support them at their next game versus Newtown on Saturday April 6th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Staples Stadium.