Boys Lacrosse Hunts for Consecutive PSAL Championship

Last year’s boys lacrosse team carries Mr. Alexander after winning the championship.  Photo credit: Emile Brammer

Last year’s boys lacrosse team carries Mr. Alexander after winning the championship. Photo credit: Emile Brammer


By IHTSHAM CHAUDHRY and EDWARD LI 

As the 2019 spring season rolls in, the Midwood Boys Lacrosse Team has been working hard towards winning another possible PSAL championship, starting the season 3-1. 

Throughout the fall and winter, the team has made changes in their workout routines and practices to prepare for the current season. The workout routines consist of stick work, passing and shooting, footwork, and conditioning. 

Coach Zach Alexander has introduced new techniques such as the “Maryland” formation where three offensive player are behind the goal while, in front, it’s a one-on-one play.    

“This year, the challenge is training new players,” said David Liu ’19. “With more communication, we can back each other better.”

Mr. Alexander said there is a lot of potential for the team this year through a lot of effort and a leadership role from the seniors on the team.

“There are many strong leaders on this team,” said Mr. Alexander. “Leadership is a critical component to having a successful team. This team will achieve its goals by putting in hard work everyday.” 

The boys lacrosse team usually practices weekdays at Midwood Field, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

The team has focused on team bonding. They work hard on the weekends and practice with each other even when it isn’t mandatory. 

“We always look after each other and practice hard,” said Liu. “Our team motto is to play until the last minute and last second, and never give up.”

Many new players are looking forward to contributing to the team.

“I went to some Lacrosse programs such as Citylax,” said Spencer Peters ’22. “By the time I become a junior and senior, I can become better.” 

The players enjoy their time together as a team.

“You get to know people who share similar ground,” said Ahassan Javed ’20.

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