By Emily Money
Walled Lake Central boys’ lacrosse has already started preparations for the upcoming season, hoping for success this spring.
The spring season officially begins with tryouts on Monday, March 10. Both new and returning players are encouraged to attend the kick off meeting in January. Leading up to tryouts, players work out in the Central weight room on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm. They also play drop-in lacrosse at the JCC Inline Hockey Center on Saturday nights from 8 to 10pm.
“The workouts are great and anybody can come and play,” stated sophomore player Mac Ferguson. “I’m definitely looking forward to the season.”
Last year, varsity had 23 players and JV had 27. “We have about 80 players interested this year, while we will not carry more than 21 per squad. With this continued interest, we are hoping to go to one varsity team and two JV teams soon,” said head coach Nevin Kanner.
Last year, the team set a high standard. “Our varsity team ended with a winning record, 9-7 while our JV won the Lacrosse City Cup Championship for the first time at Central. Each team improved as the season progressed, which bodes well for the future,” stated Kanner.
The team is expected to do even better this spring. “I believe both teams will have improved skill sets, which leads to very competitive teams,” said Kanner. “The goal is to win our first ever playoff game, which is achievable and very exciting!”