Lacrosse Looks to Wrap Up Perfect Season in MAC Play
by St. Andrew's Communications Staff
On May 3 at 4:30 p.m., the boys varsity lacrosse team will step on Brumbaugh Field against Maret looking to put the finishing touches on an undefeated Mid-Atlantic Conference season.
The team, already having clinched no worse than a share of the regular-season title and home field advantage in next week’s MAC Tournament, will try to finish 7-0 in the conference for the first time in school history.
“It’s pretty huge,” said Andy Harris, a senior captain and the team’s goalkeeper. “We’ve never been in this position before. I think we are exceeding the expectations people had for us, but we are only reaching the expectations we had for ourselves. We knew our potential for success in our conference was massive and we have succeeded.”
For boys lacrosse, this season’s banner is the first since 2002. The Lions have won 9 of their past 10 contests and are taking on a Maret team that has just one conference win so far this year. Despite appearing to be favorites going into the contest, junior defender Tony Diallo knows that anything can happen.
“It’s nerve wracking of course,” Diallo said. “You want to just go out there and give your best effort. Everything we’ve done this years as a team has been for this moment. Regardless of the weather or what people are saying, we are going to give 100% percent and show people who we are.”
The Lions, 10-4 overall on the season, will have a first round bye in the MAC Tournament and will play on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the semifinal round. A win in that game will put them in the championship match, which they would host on Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m.