Lacrosse prepares for opening whistle

The weather is warmer, the snow is cleared and both the girls and boys lacrosse teams take the field. Fans prepare to pack the bleachers and watch their favorite teams compete. Both lacrosse teams had great seasons last year, but are looking to finally go the distance in their 2022 season.

Girls Lacrosse

The Girls Lacrosse team had one of their most successful seasons in program history last year and have been rewarded by moving up into the Stars and Stripes north conference. With high expectations entering the 2022 season, the team will turn to the leadership of Molly Simon, Halle Aschenbach and Gianna Macrino to set the ‘all in’ tone that the team is historically known for. The roster holds a perfect mixture of old and new players where the veteran mindsets will be present all over the field, but there is also an added rookie spark brought by the added freshman and sophomores. Until the first draw of the season occurs on March 30 against Mountain Lakes, the girls will continue to put in the work to set them up for another victorious season.  

Boys Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse has consistently been one of West Essex’s most exciting sports to watch and there is no reason that this season should differ. The team returns most of their lineup and has added talent from every grade to the already potent roster. Last season the boys went 12-6, finding success throughout the field. The Knights have many returning seniors, having an abundance of leadership stretching from the goalie to the attack. The three senior captains, Conner Coughlin, Michael Drago and Matthew Russo will be the prime leaders of the team, using their four-year experience to help guide each grade level. Their official season starts on March 30 when the whistle blows against Caldwell.