Boys Lacrosse: Finding Successes during a Building Year

Photo Courtesy of Jeffery Lin via Unsplash

Photo Courtesy of Jeffery Lin via Unsplash

With three strong wins against New Egypt (5-1), Holy Cross (9-2), and Haddon Township (11-3), the Cinnaminson boys’ lacrosse team finished their season fourth in the division with a 6-10 record.

“We graduated about 88% of our goals and 83 percent of our assists,” Mr. Brad Campbell, the head coach, said. “It has been really rewarding watching them improve and develop.”

Having had seven seniors graduate at the end of last season, this year’s team is mostly made up of underclassmen who are new to playing at the varsity level.

Heading into their final games of the season, sophomore Killian Pease had one goal.

“My hope is to win the rest of the games we have left…If we win the last of our games I will be very happy,” Pease said.

Despite finishing with a split record in their last six games, the boys ended the season with a big win against Moorestown Friends, 12-5. Junior Connor Gutowski contributed seven points during the game with five goals and two assists. Gutowski ended the season leading the team in total points scored with 49. Junior Eoin Toryk made 11 saves against the Foxes for a season total of 245 saves.

“You never know what could happen when you go out on the field, either if I make a save or we score a goal it really helps boost our guys, which is what I really like about this sport,” Toryk said.

Although it may not have happened this season, Coach Campbell said he hopes to one day have wins against the team’s biggest rivals.

“I think it would be a big step for our program if at some point in the future we can knock off Northern Burlington, we had a really nice performance against them,” Campbell said. “We have not beat Northern Burlington or Delran.”

While the Pirates look ahead to next season, they improved as a team this season and had fun while doing so.

“The sport itself is extremely fun, I love having a really positive team that also knows when to joke around…it is just a lot of fun,” Pease said.