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Varsity Lacrosse - Boys
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Varsity Season Record: 5-11
Captains: Otto Bohan ’16, Matt Waldeck ’16 and Brett Erskine ’17
Athletic Awards: Most Valuable Player: Brett Erskine ’17; Most Improved Player: Andrew Boniface ’18; Spirit Award: Wyatt McInturff ’16; Gold Medal Award: Otto Bohan ’16
Facing a difficult schedule and relying heavily on the youth of the team, this boys lacrosse season proved to be less about winning and more about finding their strengths and working together as a team.
Captains Otto Bohan ’16, Brett Erskine ’17 and Matt Waldeck ’16 held high standards for this young team, exuding positivity and displaying leadership that a coach only hopes to see. “The youth of the team, many without varsity experience, stepped up and finished much stronger than when they had started,” Coach Audi Glass ’04 said. “The work they put in this season was very impressive. Our team had a lot of skill and toughness, which helped them respond well to difficult situations. They gave it their all, and it was exciting to see it all come together.”
Many players received All-MSLCA honors, including Otto Bohan ’16, Gold Medal Winner for both lacrosse and ice hockey this year, who received First Team All-MSLCA. Bohan will be taking his talents to Wesleyan University to play lacrosse this fall. Brett Erskine '17 also received First Team All-MSCLA. Andrew Boniface ’18 received Second Team All-MSLCA, and Matt Waldeck ’16, Ben Slotnick ’18 and Kyle Buseck ’16 received honorable mentions.
The team had some quality wins, including their first win of the season against Shady Side Academy, winning in overtime and proving that this team could win together. Mid-season, they lost 4-5 to Upper Arlington High School, who became the Ohio Division 1 State Champions this season, in a close game against a tough opponent. Playing under the lights, the team played better than they had expected, showing they could compete with the best teams in the state. “I was more impressed with the students realizing what they were capable of when they stepped up simultaneously,” said Glass. Finishing strong, the boys peaked in their last game, bringing it all together to beat local rival Hudson High School.
Building upon this year’s intensity, Glass is expecting to have more depth and an even stronger squad in 2017.