The Boys Lacrosse team lost a great amount of talent when the Class of 2014 graduated. Coming into this year with some uncertainty, the team is off to a good start and hopes to stay consistent.
The team is off to a 3-1 start and in the “last 10 out” portion of the ESPNBosotn.com poll. Their lone loss comes from perennial juggernaut Duxbury, who, at #3 in the ESPNBosotn.com poll, is an “underachieving” 13-5 at home. They started off the season with a weekend win up on the North Shore vs. Hamilton-Wenham. It was a low scoring affair and Hanover came away with a 5-4 win against a good team. They came back the following Monday to face the Hull Pirates in a non-league home game. The tribe won 9-8, but members of the team acknowledged they didn’t play their best and should have done better. They kicked off league play vs. Silver Lake. Let’s just say this, Silver Lake is definitely a baseball school. The Indians blew them out by a dominating score of 18-3. After that came the Duxbury loss, which was an anticipated result.
The team has a good mix of players from all four grades and are getting contributions from everyone. Noah Clapp, after a stellar hockey season, minds the net for Lacrosse and has been off to a good start. Among the D Poles helping him out are Christian Sarruda and Joe Byrne, who are both doing well. In the midfield, the Indians use a wide cast of players to carry them. In terms of attack, Senior Tom Martin and Freshman Neil Calkin have been playing very well.
The team still has a tough road ahead with a solid Patriot League that includes excellent teams like Hingham and Scituate as well as D3 powerhouse Cohasset (#7 in the ESPNBoston.com poll) . If Hanover wants to get anywhere in the postseason, they’ll have to get by Cohasset and/or #9 Dover-Sherborn, two teams that have been big roadblocks for them in the past. The team will continue to get better as the season goes on and are fully capable of having a great year.