Lacrosse banquet salutes excellence


Dean Stewart

Focused on the gaining possession against Cocoa Beach, Christopher Johnson (11) prepares to run down the field with the ball.

Freshman Alex Spak received the Most Spirited award, junior Chris Johnson received the Best Offensive Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player and junior Kyle Johnson received the Best Defensive Player award and was chosen to play for the All-County team at the boys’ lacrosse team banquet on April 30. 

“The banquet was a good way to finish the season and have one last official meeting to rally the team for success next season,” Kyle said.

The boys ended their season with a 2-3 record in their district and a 3-11 record overall. Last year’s team had a district record of 3-3 and a 4-9 record overall. The team finished as a district finalist for both seasons.

“The team did surprisingly well this year, considering that we lost a bulk of our starters last year,” Chris said. “Even without last year’s seniors, we won against the same teams we beat last year, and the losses were closer than they were last year.”

The team plans to build on this improvement by encouraging practice over the summer.

“We’d like to see players during the summer season, rec or travel,” Kyle said. “I also hope to see everyone at team practices at the indoor arena.”

Chris added that the importance of summer practices can’t be stressed enough.

“I know I will be there, and I hope that everyone else steps up this summer to prepare for an excellent season next year,” he said.

By Abi Johnson