Boys Lacrosse Seniors Reminisce Over Their Years Together On Last Home Game and Senior Night
by Maddie Hommey
The Lions boy’s lacrosse team played Governor Thomas Johnson High school on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm at WHS on a special senior night. Unfortunately, the Lions came out on the wrong side of a very back and forth game.
After TJ scored only seconds into the game, the Lions answered with two goals in the next few minutes. TJ followed these goals with two more of their own to end the first quarter with the Lions down 3-2. The changes in who led the score did not stop for the rest of the night after being tied 4-4 at halftime. However, the Lions came up just a little short losing 9-11.
Senior Jack Chavez, juniors Keegan Moriarty and Kevin Donegan, and sophomore Camden Church had one goal each. Junior Kyle Wilkinson added three goals, and junior Zach Hope had two. Chavez, Church, and Wilkinson added an assist each to go with their goals. Senior Dylan Mudd and junior John Kelly also had assists. The Lions dominated in winning ground balls with 11 different players having won one or more during the game. Furthermore, the defense put up a good effort with take aways from many different players and saves by both goalies who played.
Although this was a tough loss to take, the team was able to have a nice senior night celebration. “The game was rough to take a loss on senior night; however in the end it was great to have all the support that turned out at the game, from the friends and family to the school staff and other parts of the community. It hadn’t hit me yet that my high school career is coming to an end, but last night reminded me that there is a large group of people that are supporting us seniors as we transition into the next part of our lives,” said senior Christian Isanogle.
Isanogle was referring to the stands filled with families, friends, community members, and many GVAA lacrosse players. All of these young players were cheering and chanting for the Lions the whole night. They came wearing their own jerseys and created a tunnel on the field for the seniors and their escorts to walk through during halftime of the game. “It was cool to see how nice the kids’ jersey’s were. It’s also a nice reminder that we were in their shoes once,” said senior Jack Chavez.
These kids are the future of the WHS lacrosse program and look up to the seniors and other players as role models. However, before the GVAA kids will be in high school, sophomore Nick Edwards will be a senior. He played this year with his brother, senior Joey Edwards. “I was very glad to play with my brother as it is an experience that I have never had before. I will miss having him on the field, but I hope to forge my own path after him,” said sophomore Nick Edwards.
Additionally, brothers BJ and Jake Borowski are thankful for the opportunity to play together. “Getting to play my senior year with Jake was a lot of fun and I’ll miss playing with him next year, but I’m looking forward to college and playing there,” said senior BJ Borowski.
Although BJ Borowski was new to this team and Walkersville this year, he joined a group of seniors who have been playing together for quite some time. “With most of the seniors we’ve been playing since U-9 and U-11 so it’s a long portion of our lives that we’ve been playing together. Last night being the last time we all played together on our field was sentimental and a moment to reminisce on all we’ve done,” said senior Brad Janis.
Senior team manager, Myiah Seymour was also honored during halftime of the game. The Lions’ seniors’ look to capitalize on the time they have left with all of the road games they have to end the season going into playoffs.