Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boys lacrosse looks to improve record by David Field

This is lacrosse varsity coach Pete Small’s second year with the Eagles.  In his first season, Windham went 2-10.  “We are looking to build off of last year and would see a .500 record as a giant step forward. We need to elevate all aspects of our game to do so, and have demonstrated a strong movement in that direction this spring.  Our successes this season will depend upon our ability to control the ball more this year than we did last year.”

Matt Aldrich (Sr), Christian Coons (Sr), Zach Davis (So) and Hunter Bowen (So) anchor a strong defense for us.  They should be able to help slow down opposing offenses and keep them from getting to the inside.  Damian Cummings (Sr), Owen Philips (Sr), Liam Sullivan (Jr) and Griffin Jacobson (Fr) add speed, strength and skill at the midfield position.  A key to both midfield and defense will be Danny Stewart (Sr) who has elevated his game this spring at the LSM position and should help us with our midfield transitions.  Ryan Schweitzer (Sr), Christian Zwirner (Jr) and Regan McCarthy (Sr) have demonstrated an elevated ability to move the ball from the attack position.

Windham played a controlled scrimmage against Gorham on April 4.  “We were pleased with what we saw.  There was some rust as we had only been playing in a parking lot up until that time.  We were able to capture teachable moments from that scrimmage.” The Eagles also faced Fryeburg Academy and Lake Region in the preseason.  

Lacrosse is in the East conference.  Coach Small sees four teams being the heavyweight contenders: Deering, Cheverus, Brunswick and Messalonsksee.  Windham opened Thursday against Noble in Berwick. 

Coach Small is joined by John Skvorak at the varsity level and first team. Pete Cekutis coaches junior varsity with John Yates. 

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