Boys’ lacrosse looking to bounce back after slow start to season

The boys’ varsity lacrosse team is looking to bounce back after a slow start to their season in which they lost to both Neuqua Valley and Libertyville.

The players attribute the losses to both injuries and lack of chemistry.

“We are missing some critical players due to injuries and learning to play through it,” said Kyle Hyland, junior.

Hyland has a scholarship to play lacrosse at Notre Dame as a midfield and face off specialist. In the first week of practice this season, he fractured his heel and has missed both games so far.

“We lost a lot of senior leaders last year, and we’re struggling to make up for their absence,” said Zak Marinko, junior captain.

Marinko suffered a concussion against Libertyville last week and is looking like he will not play until after Spring Break.

“I’m thankful this happened right before spring break because now I have more time to recover and not miss as much as I would have normally,” Marinko said.

The lacrosse team is traveling to St. Louis, MO this spring break for a tournament in which they hope they can turn things around and set the tone for the rest of the season.

“Our goals are to win conference and make a run in the playoffs at the end of the season,” said Jack Clark, senior captain. “We have to come closer as a team and trust each other. I’m confident the trip down to Missouri will help us do just that.”

With chemistry and healthy players, the team believes they can be extremely successful this season.