Varsity lacrosse prepares for new season

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Varsity lacrosse prepares for new season

The boys varsity lacrosse team raises their sticks during a team chant.

The boys varsity lacrosse team raises their sticks during a team chant.

The boys varsity lacrosse team raises their sticks during a team chant.

The boys varsity lacrosse team raises their sticks during a team chant.

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor

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With lacrosse season starting next week, Boys Varsity Lacrosse eagerly prepares for the new season.

The Scots continue to work on basic lacrosse skills, such as communication, which is a key component of lacrosse. For many new players, this is their first year on varsity.

Head coach Todd Irwin said athleticism, talking, and stick skills are very important in lacrosse. The Scots must work as a team in order to be successful.

The Scots scrimmaged Aragon High School on March 14, which allowed the players to work on their communication. Many of the varsity players have not played together and do not have a lot of experience, making it more difficult to communicate.

“Not talking really hurts your team. Every good team out there talks,” said team captain Henson Kwok.

Kwok has been with the lacrosse program since the inaugural season in 2010. Kwok has a lot of experience in lacrosse and is able to give advice and coach the players on his team.

“In order for us to be the best in the league, our communication needs to be done, and our passing, basic stick skills, passing, and quick shots need to be on point. A lot of that comes from practicing on your own time. If we do not do that for the rest of the season, we will not do well,” said Kwok.

“I hope everyone will improve their lacrosse IQ. Knowledge about your position is vital to improving as a player,” said returning player Peter Brydon.

The Scots have not been able to see a lot of full field time. They have been sharing the field with the frosh-soph team, so the scrimmage against Aragon gave them time to use the full field and work as a team.

“I’m probably most excited to watch our team work together and make plays exactly how they are supposed to be run. There’s nothing more beautiful than when a play comes together,” said Brydon.

The Scots will play their first league game against Sequoia on March 18.

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