Another season for the books

The Antioch Sequoits get ready for the upcoming 2022 lacrosse season. Tryouts lasted for three days and had a great turn out of 30 players.


Natalie Labicki

Sophomore Ryan Swanson shows new players how to properly handle the ball.

As winter sports are coming to an end, spring sports are full speed ahead. Lacrosse held their first day of tryouts at the field house on Feb. 28, and will continue till March 2. This year there are roughly 30 kids trying out, 15 of which will be making varsity. There are more Antioch student-athletes trying out for the team this year. 

“We worked on doing some passing and catching drills, along with doing defensive and offensive drills,” sophomore Tyler Case said. “It was a great way for the new kids to get a good sense of how we play.”

Out of the 30 kids that showed up for tryouts, only six are freshmen. With most of this team being together for at least a year now, there was a lot of intimidation for those freshmen. There was a strong bond formed between the members of the team and soon, the new players will get a chance to get closer with their teammates. 

“After seeing some of the varsity players play, the nerves kicked in, but it’s nice because you then have a lot of mentors on the team,” freshman Noah Kwasiborski said.

With eight seniors a part of the team this year, there are a lot of people the underclassmen can look up to. This is a chance not only for the younger players to get help from those who will be graduating this year, but for these seniors to share what they have learned with the future ACHS lacrosse players. 

“Something I am looking forward to is working with the younger goalies and being able to help them learn,” senior Jack Fritz said. “I didn’t have someone to teach me when I was younger, so I think it will be a big help to them.” 

With their first game only eleven days away, there’s no doubt these boys are not ready for the challenge. Most of these players have been playing since middle school and many have been playing on a travel team. 

“Since sixth grade, I have been playing lacrosse all year round and it really helps to prepare me for the season through the many intense drills and getting to play against some of the best players in the country,” sophomore Ryan Tolbert said. 

Come watch your Antioch’s lacrosse players play their first match on Mar. 15, against Jacobs High School.