Lacrosse Seniors Lead the Way
by Nick DiGiovanni on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Though it has been a season full of trials and challenges for Milton’s boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team, the boys continue to play with determination in the final weeks of spring sports. After rigorous training during the fall and winter seasons, the team went into its 44th season with great excitement. The lacrosse players got off to a rough start with early losses to ISL rivals Brooks, Rivers, and Middlesex; Sean Brennan (III) confesses that he and his teammates “didn’t have the start [they] wanted.” However, he added that all his teammates aim to be “improving every day” in order to make their season better than their last.
Although there were a few losses at the start of the season, the team quickly came back with a big 10-6 win away at St. George’s. Another highlight of the season was a 16-5 win over Lawrence, when the boys played with the fluidity and dexterity that had eluded them up until that game. Momentum from this game carried into the following match-up against ISL powerhouse Roxbury Latin, where they barely lost in a 7-6 heartbreaker.
So far, the team has gelled extremely well. There are a number of seniors, including goalie Andreas Graham (I), who have set the tone for a healthy and positive atmosphere on and off the field. Sean Brennan acknowledges how helpful it has been “to be surrounded by such a great group of guys,” and describes how the “seniors have been a big part of [the team’s] success this year.” According to many players, the seniors have been outstanding leaders and can be credited for keeping the team’s resilient spirit alive, regardless of what the record column reads.
Although there are only three more regular-season games left this year, the team is looking forward to taking their competitors on one by one and working hard to achieve much-deserved victories. Going into these games, the team has a record of 2 wins and 8 losses but hopes to surprise its opponents to close out their season.
On May 24th, Milton will face the infamous Nobles Bulldogs. Brennan says that he can speak for his teammates when he says that they “are looking forward to playing Nobles this year.” The game against Nobles brings a “lot of emotion,” and we will all be sad to see the seniors wrap up their lacrosse careers at Milton.
Short URL: http://miltonmeasure.org/?p=4829