Boys varsity lacrosse hope for another section title this upcoming season


photo by Lori Carlton

The expectations are quite high for the boys varsity lacrosse team. A Section 1 title will be difficult to win again, but with hard work and dedication, many believe they can do it again.

This year, the captains will try to lead the lacrosse team to victory: senior Christian Morfit, senior Grey Allen and senior Andrew Shulzhenko. 

Our goals this season are to make a deep run in the playoffs again and to hopefully return to the Section Championship game again. Our team needs to work hard all year and play together if we want to accomplish this goal. This shared interest of returning another Section Championship to this town will fuel our team to play hard all season,” said Allen.

Head coach James Rogers and Assistant coach Garrett Johnson are hoping to lead the team to the section title as well.

“Our goals for this season are to improve as the season moves on, to peak in May with another section championship and get another win closer to a state championship,” said Rogers

Though losing key players from last year, including Devin Alvarez, Owen Anastas, Mason Brady, Quin Crowley, George Dunhill, Ben Girolamo and Tony Terraciano, hurt the team, the boys welcome this season with new and upcoming talent.

“There is lots of hope for this team with key players coming in such as Lance Brady, Nic Franchini, Alex Michailoff and Ben Morfit. Lance, Nic and Alex had great seasons on JV last year, and we are confident they will build on that success this year on varsity. Ben transferred from Iona and adds a dynamic option to our offense and transition game,” said Rogers.

Although the they will be facing strong opponents this season, hopefully their hard work and dedication will pay off. Their biggest opponent will be Rye.

“We graduated a lot of strong players and leaders. We have a senior class that is as talented as the class we graduated and they are looking to make the same impact on the program as the 2018 class.  They have been doing a great job of showing our new players how we play and treat each other. We expect to go through the same growing pains as we did last season and come out stronger because of it,” said Rogers.

The boy’s first game was Wednesday on Glover Field, where they faced Bronxville, losing 16-4.