Boy’s Lacrosse

Matthew McGrath, Staff Writer

The future looks bright. Coming off a mediocre season and the departure of its head coach, the Middletown South Boy’s Lacrosse team had to answer many questions this past off-season. First, Robert Grella was named the new head coach. Looking to incorporate a new and improved atmosphere, Grella has brought a revived sense of feeling to a team in search of its soul. Much like the baseball team, Grella’s squad consists mostly of upperclassmen. Surprisingly, freshman Kenny McCarthy cracked his way onto the varsity squad in his first season, displaying that the team has much to look forward to in the future as well. Thus far, the team has gained five wins and suffered eight losses. Although it has been a mostly up and down year for the program, there have definitely been some standout moments. Earlier in the season, South gained a pivotal victory over crosstown rival Middletown North in double overtime when junior Pete Lawson netted the game winning goal. Other highlights from this season have been derived from a few outstanding individuals. Junior Pat Walsh has seventeen goals and seven assists on the season, making him one of the most exciting attackers in the shore conference. Defender Jack Kaiser and first year goalie Matt Marino have also been key assets to this year’s squad. There have been some bright spots and many people are looking for this team to hit its peak next season.