Coach Lou Holtz said, "You don't dream of becoming a champion, but you wake up one day and you are a champion". Tomorrow when the players on the 2019 Summit School Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team wake up, they will be conference champions. Summit defeated Caldwell Academy 8-6 in the conference finals Friday afternoon. The Eagles started fast and built up a 5-0 lead heading into the second half. Caldwell responded with a few goals of their own and got as close at 5-3. The goal margin never got closer than 2 goals, but both teams competed at a high level and played very competitive lacrosse in the final game of the season. I liked the intensity the Eagles played with in the last game of the season. We had 8 goals in the game and 8 assists. Our defense was strong, especially in the first half, but give Caldwell credit for staying focused in the game and with the charge they made in the second half. We controlled a lot of the face offs from Ian which gave us more possessions and scoring opportunities. Our attack played with good discipline and spacing, giving us numerous scoring opportunities in the game. This team only lost one game this year, when our roster of 19 was cut down to 12 and we had to play without 2 of our 5 defensive poles. No one pointed fingers, or said a word, we just competed. Our mental toughness is high for a 6th-9th grade team. We play hard and play together. We do are job to the best of our ability and we do it well. Scoring against Caldwell are the following players: Lane had 4 goals; Duncan had 2 goals; Henry and Ian had 1 goal each. Assisting on those goals were the following players: Drew and Duncan had 2 assists each; Ian, Lane, Noah, and Robert had 1 goal each. We have 9 players that won't be returning to Summit next year. I appreciate how this group of young men improved on the field and how we learned to work together as a single squad. I look forward in watching everyone improve on and off the field. Congratulations on your 2019 conference championship.
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Ryan Mihalko, email@example.com
Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated St. Pius in the conference semi-final game 15-1. The Eagles' offense struck quickly and often, scoring their first goal with just 12 seconds running off the clock. Great ball movement coupled with crisp passing resulted in our team's 15 goal output. We also had 10 different players tally an assist with such quick and accurate passes. Will and Ryan were stellar in goal. Scoring for the Eagles were the following players: Duncan had 4 goals; Lane had 3 goals; Cooper and Drew had 2 goals each; Gus, Henry, Ian, and Robert had 1 goal each. Assisting on our scoring were the following players: Drew, Robert, Ian and Jack had 2 assists each; Cooper, Duncan, Henry, James, Noah, and Tim had 1 assist each. It has been a very memorable season, but we have to finish what we started. This group will take the field one more time as a squad in the conference championship at Summit on Friday at 4:30, playing the winner of Greensboro Day School and Caldwell Academy. Congratulations on a great team win. Stay focused and ready to compete one more time. GO EAGLES!!!
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse traveled to Ravenscroft School for their last regular season game and won 9-5. We came to work with 14 players and a full day of work was needed against the Ravens. We had 4 subs today and everyone played a significant role in the Eagles' victory. Our attack consisted of Henry, Drew, Gus, Shaheim and James. Our middies consisted of Ian, Robert, Noah, James, Gus, Cooper, and Mac as a long-pole middie. Our defense consisted of Tim, Jack, Cooper, Mac and Will in goal. We had a lot of moving parts and we moved well throughout the game with a lot of fast break opportunities, good shots, strong defense and great goalkeeping by Will. It was tough to play in the heat with only 14 players, but our Eagles were all ACEs with their Attitude, Character, and Effort being at their best. We never complained or worried about what was happening on the field. Our team is mentally tough and we keep focused on doing our best and looking for the next pass. This unselfishness has given us a lot of chances to be successful throughout the season. Scoring today were the following players: Ian had 3 goals; Henry and Robert had 2 goals each; Drew and James had 1 goal each. Assisting on the goals were the following players: Ian had 2 assists and Cooper had 1 assist. I am proud of how this group works together on the field. We have a conference playoff game on Tuesday at Summit with a 4:00 start time against the winner of Forsyth Country Day and St. Pius. Come out and support your Eagles lacrosse while you can. Congratulations on finishing the regular season in strong fashion. GO EAGLES!!!
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team was back to full strength and back in sink as they played their last regular season home game against Durham Academy. The Eagles started the game with a 12 second strike to take the lead and they never looked back winning the game 10-4. It was great to see the group get back to the unselfish style of play with 6 of the goals being assisted on and the defense sliding to make the shots from Durham Academy contested. I have appreciated the leadership from the 9th graders: Henry, Ian, Robert, Tim, James, Joel, and Shaheim. They set the tone for the team. They give the ball up when it leads to a better shot. They do their job to the best of their ability. They make the players around them better. Thank you all so much. Scoring for the Eagles today were the following players: Henry and Drew had 3 goals each; Duncan had 2 goals; Ian and Lane had 1 goal each. Assisting on our goals are the following players: Ian had 2 assists; Cooper, Drew, Henry, James and Robert all had 1 assist. We will take our last regular season game to Ravenscroft School on Friday, May 3rd. Congratulations on a great team victory. GO EAGLES!!!
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team traveled to an away game with 12 of their 19 players ready to compete. It was difficult to rotate players to positions that they are not accustomed to play, but no one complained or batted an eye. We played a tough Northern Lacrosse squad and lost 4-9. Our opponents had some great plays as did our Eagles. With just two substitutes to call on, we rotated our players to try and give them a breather from their midfield positions. We played hard, but with different positions and substitution patterns, our Eagles were not on the same page. I am proud of each of the 12 players who took the field. In the end it might have been one of the strongest displays of strength, commitment, and belief. We could have folded when the score was 1-5, but our team continued to fight as a team. Scoring for the Eagles were the following players: Henry had 2 goals; Duncan and Ian had 1 goal each. Robert had an assist in the game. We have 2 more games this week and a conference tournament next week to finish our season. I look forward in getting players healthy and back on the field together. Way to compete today Eagles!!!