Last year, the men’s lacrosse team went 18-2, received the one seed in the central bracket of the division II state playoffs, but lost out to eventual Division 2 champions Medfield in the quarterfinals.
This year, the team has graduated every starter except for juniors Matt Moreau and Henry Nelson. However, this team still has talent to make noise in Division II. Look for varsity regulars from last year John Mulligan, Will Palmer, Robert Doherty, Owen Bailey and David Poor along with new contributors Spencer Patenaude, Leo Kafka, Nick Garbayo, Brad Labadini, Cooper Ernst, Noah Alter and Ben Kacher to make a difference on this year’s team.
The schedule is tough but this team has talent in both coaching and playmaking ability with Coach Dalicandro seemingly always able to get the best out of his players.
Predicted starting line up:
Attack: John Mulligan, Matt Moreau, Brad Labadini
Midfield: Will Palmer, Cooper Ernst, Owen Bailey
Defense: Henry Nelson, Leo Kafka, Nick Garbayo
Goal: Ben Kacher
Predicted Record: 13-7
After a heart breaking loss in triple overtime to AB in last years Division I East quarterfinals, this year’s team has a totally different look to it. The loss of many talented players, two playing Division I lacrosse and three more playing Division III lacrosse, will surely be felt.
The team has the talent to make up for it with star siblings Payton(junior) and Fallon(freshman) Vaughn, both having the ability to play at a high level as well as get along at the dinner table. Look for converted defender Allie Haney as well. These players along with others on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball all point to a strong year ahead.
Of the contributors from last year, on defense Senior Annie Wilson will hold down the fort along with junior Kat O’Connor. In net will be Amelia Slade. On attack CC will be led by returning juniors Kylee Bowen, Molly Dibble and Olivia Maione as well as Freshman Sadie O’Neil.
Predicted Starting Line Up
Attack: Sadie O’Neil, Kylee Bowen, Olivia Maione, Molly Dibble
Midfield: Payton Vaughn, Fallon Vaughn, Allie Hainey
Defense: Hannah Symons , Annie Wilson, Kat O’Connor, Emily Harrington
Goal: Amelia Slade