Boys Lacrosse wins the Own the City tournament
Boys Lacrosse has set themselves apart from the rest of the Northwood teams, finishing 2nd in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) after an impressive preseason record of 7 wins to 1 loss.
As well as being runner-ups in the competitive PCL, the Timberwolves completed their season as back to back champions in the Own the City tournament against Irvine, University and Woodbridge.
A strong team bond is important to the T-Wolves in order to overcome the extreme physicality of the game, difficult competition and bad referees. The cohesiveness between players and good team chemistry has helped them secure crucial wins.
“I would have to say one of the most important things this year has to be that many of the players are so close to each other which creates a lot of great communication,” captain senior Andrew Bauer said. “Many of our team’s starters have played on the team for four years now, and the team has definitely become a family for many of us to the point where we feel comfortable pointing out each other’s flaws in order to correct them.”
The players have been practicing since the winter season to improve their game as a team and have fallen in sync with each other on the field.
“We have amazing chemistry on attack which translates into points and wins,” captain senior Michael Bellas said.
The desire to win can be seen in the team’s intensity every game. The Timberwolves work well together with each player stepping up and putting himself on the line for the team.
“We’ve had a lot of new people come out and play that have really surprised us. Also, we have a brand-new goalie, Sam Lin. He only had a month to pick up the position and now is helping us win games,” Bellas said.
The T-Wolves have set the bar high next year to defend their Own the City champion title and impressive season record. Although several seniors are leaving this year, the team will undoubtedly hold their own next year with their talent and dedication.