Sticking Together

Peter Barbato, Staff Writer

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As boys lacrosse heads into the heart of conference play, they look to build on their early successes.

“As far as conference, we’re ready,” head coach Rob Fournie said. “Coming back from a much needed spring break trip, we picked up some good early conference wins to get our momentum rolling”

After getting out to a quick 3-0 conference record (7-2 overall), the team credits their spring break trip to Arizona as a sizable part of their success.

“The trip helped shape our play on the field with extensive practicing and hard work, along with generating a bond off the field that helped us become more together as a team,” senior goalie Gabi Rodriguez said. “There were no parents, just players and coaches, so that made it feel like we were becoming more of a family on and off the field.”

They received coaching from division one college players, and were given tips on how to elevate their games every single practice.

“We were coached to bring the same energy to practice that we do to games and to push each other to work harder.” junior midfielder Jack Skidmore said. “Ever since, we have came with that grind mentality to practice and I think it’s making us a better team and preparing us for our more difficult games.”

Practice is crucial, but if you can’t transfer it into a game, it means essentially nothing. The team is very aware of this, which is why they make it a priority to leave everything out on the field.

“A strongsuit this season has been that we bring a ton of energy to the games, and that allows us to get an edge on weaker opponents. We’re striving to bring both intensity and focus to the table every single time we play,” Fournie said.

The Kits match up against Lake Zurich tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Zurich.