Mens’ LAX prepare to go to the MAX this season

By Taylor Peterman

Despite the snow on the ground preventing many spring teams from beginning their seasons, the lacrosse boys are ready to kick off the season. Tryouts were held March 5 with a large turnout and lots of talent.

“There’s lots of experience [on the team] and the players really understand the game,” Head Coach Nevin Kanner explained.

Senior Tyler Todd also added that the team is a combination of young talent along with many junior and senior veterans.

The first game has been pushed back to Monday, March 31, against Plymouth at Walled Lake Central.

“Last year we split with them. We lost the first game, but won the second one we played against them,” Kanner said.

The team has been practicing, though weather conditions have not only pushed back their first game, but have also called for indoor practices.

“Practicing in the gym really limits us, but all of the spring sports are going through a rough season this year with the snow,” Kanner said.

The team recently scrimmaged rival Walled Lake Western.

“We dominated,” Todd exclaimed about their 11-1 win.

If it’s any indication to the upcoming season, it looks like it will be a strong one.

“The team only gets sharper and crisper as the season goes on due to more practice and experience,” Kanner said.

The team is looking for a “fun and successful season,” where they beat their biggest city rival, Walled Lake Northern (who won the City Cup last year) and of course, win the playoffs.

“If you come out to a game, you will see a good level of lacrosse and see some very good teams play. It’s a good experience with good concessions and good fun,” Kanner said.

For more information on the WLC’s Boys’ Lacrosse team, follow @wlc_lax on twitter.

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