Varsity lacrosse poses together during a game. Photo courtesy of Brian Grant.
Varsity lacrosse poses together during a game. Photo courtesy of Brian Grant.

Boys varsity lacrosse is ready to bring home the hardware

March 17, 2023

Beyond athletic skills, boys lacrosse is a family. The team works hard as their season progresses, never giving up. Traditions are celebrated, bonds are cherished, and wins are predestined. This year’s season may be a challenge, but nothing the boys aren’t ready for. 

“This year we only have a total of 10 seniors so the team dynamic age wise has changed a bit,” John Renier, senior, said. “Because of that we have a lot more younger guys playing bigger roles, however, all the guys are ready to take this season all the way and take home some hardware.” 

York Lacrosse finds value in traditions and customs, making the team more than just an after school activity.

“The Hard Hat is given out after every practice and game, and it signifies someone who has been working hard in practice and on their own,” Brian Grant, senior, said. “It was originally based off the book by Jon Gordon about George Boiardi, a player who defined what it is to be a good teammate” 

As the season progresses the team is excited and mentally prepared to reach their full potential.

“It’s currently very early in the season but we were able to win our season opener,” Renier said.  “Looking ahead, we do have one of the hardest schedules in the state so it will be interesting to see how we as a team manage this in the upcoming weeks.” 

Lacrosse has been very successful in the past years and they have no desire to break that streak. As this is Grant and Renier’s last season, they are striving to rise above their past records and accomplish everything they can before their retirement. 

“My goal for this season is to go undefeated in conference for the third year in a row, and ultimately try to win state.” Grant said. 

Advice from the seniors departing in May, should be taken by the underclassmen if they wish to uphold the boys lacrosse legacy. 

“For future lacrosse players, stick with it, York is a fantastic program that will only continue to improve. It is year in year out, one of the top programs in the state, so to play for a public school program such as ours is certainly something special,” Renier said. 

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