Boys Varsity Lacrosse:

Team Ready to Rebuild, Then Dominate
By Daniel O’Malley
Sports Editor 

Two years ago, the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse squad was a championship caliber team, making it all the way to the championship before losing to Perkiomen. Then last year, the team went from almost winning the championship to becoming winless.  

Senior co-captain Nick Marcellino said that the reason for the team’s no-win season was, “We lost a lot of good players who went to college, and it seemed like last year’s seniors weren’t really dedicated.”  

Lacrosse Coach Mr. Hanson hopes to return to the championship game this year, but is realistic about his expectations. “This is still a new team. It’s another [re]building year. We have a couple of guys who have never played before, and I hope the older guys will show them the ropes.”  

To prepare for the season, Mr. Hanson said he “encouraged guys to train through the weight room and the team had social meetings to encourage team unity.”

Mr. Hanson said the strength of the team includes senior Chris Benecke in goal. Additionally, “There are a lot of seniors that are a force to be reckoned with. Our top goal scorer, [junior] Braden [Reilly], is coming into his own.
Nick said, “We have a lot of good defensive men [and] middies, and we have [fast runners on offense].” Some of the other team leaders include senior Max Luperi and junior Robby Williamson. According to Nick, in order to return to the championship game, “Dedication is key, no slacking off. Be alert. We need to practice more, and all members must show up to every game and practice. Don’t get detentions or study halls.”

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Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in Grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.