By Ryan Fitzgerald – Opinion Editor
The Lasell men’s lacrosse team has a wide range of talent and is ready to compete for a league championship in this upcoming season.
“We feel that we have a lot of talent on this squad and we have good depth,” said Head Coach Timothy Dunton.
A mix of around 10 freshmen, 12 sophomores, 10 juniors, and six seniors make up this year’s team.
“We feel like the mix is a good one,” said Dunton. “Our upperclassmen are capable players and good leaders. Our young players are coming in with talent and trying to earn time.”
One of those young players is sophomore Hilmar Smith who believes in the potential of the team. “We are a young, talented team that’s deep at every position, and I think we should be competitive this year,” said Smith.
Last season, the team won 11 games, but ultimately lost in the GNAC semifinals to Becker College by a single goal.
Coach Dunton is focused on improving. “Anytime you win 11 games you are happy as a coach, but we are never satisfied if our season ends without a league championship,” said Dunton.
“Our goal is to win the league championship,” said Dunton about the season outcome.
The team has such a great mixture of age and talent that they may be able to overcome last season’s loss and get to the finals.
Winning the league championship is a big goal and will take a lot of hard work to achieve.
“Our number one goal is to grow as a team and compete every day in practice and games,” said Dunton. “If we do that, we will be in good shape come playoff time.”
The men’s lacrosse team will begin their season on Saturday, February 28 against Salve Regina on Grellier Field.