Boys Lacrosse Aims for More

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By: Sebastian Wiegand (Sports Editor)

As the weather gets warmer and the snow begins to melt, the spring sports season rolls around. Along with springs sports comes lacrosse.

The boy’s Lacrosse team has struggled recently with both winning and consistency with their coaches. Over the past eight seasons they have accumulated just 30 wins to go along with 88 losses and four different coaches.

“I’m looking forward to playing as a team,” said Junior Dominick Knight.

The current coach, Mike Dooley, is in his second season as the head lacrosse coach. In his first season as a coach the boys went 4-11 and this season doesn’t look much better. The team will have to fill the hole left by 10 graduating seniors including leading scorer Bryce Lang.

 

Junior Zach Trujillo practices his defense against offensive plays. (Vincent Tran)
Junior Zach Trujillo practices his defense against offensive plays. (Vincent Tran)

However there is a light at the end of the tunnel as they will return two of their top players last season; Sophomore Marshall Proxmire, who was third on the team with 13 total points. Junior Jessie Tizon will also be put in a leadership role as he led the team with 12 assists and was second on the team with 11 goals.

Proxmire said the team’s goals are, “to win more than four games, to stay connected, and to work as one.”

The boys will be once again playing in one of the hardest leagues in state, the South Suburban league, which currently hosts the third-ranked and last season’s 5A runner-ups, Regis Jesuit, and eighth-ranked, Kent Denver, and un-ranked Colorado Academy; who are all among the top teams in state.

The Raiders will play all of the same teams this year and will look to avenge a 7-6 loss to Prairie View High school as well as repeat an 18-5 win over Gateway High School.

The Raiders will open up the season tonight at All-City Stadium against Denver South. Game time is at 5:30.