2021 Boys Lacrosse Preview

The lacrosse team will look to build on their chemistry that was cultivated over the summer.


Maggie Lindstrom

The boys lacrosse team scrimmages during a pratice.

The lacrosse team is planning on getting the “sour taste” as Teddy Peirick, senior defenseman, puts it, out of their mouth from a heartbreaking end of a good season two years ago. Luckily, the beauty of sports is the ability to get back up from a hit and come back stronger. That opportunity was taken out of the hands of nearly all athletes from COVID-19 last year.

The lacrosse team was looking to build off of a great season and roll right into another, but their season was taken and the chance to build off of their momentum was gone.

Despite losing their whole season, the team kept going. The guys were able to play on the same team over the summer and start to rebuild that momentum.

“We played together all summer and you can see that carrying over to the Vianney game because they are a good team, we just wanted it more than them,” said Peirick.

The boys had a tough home opener, as CBC came in hot and took the game. After a tough way to start at home, the team was able to protect the house with a quality win over the Vianney Griffins 9-7. They were then able to keep that same pace as they scored nine more goals against Republic on the road, beating them 9-8.

Teddy says he’s looking forward to having a dangerous defense this year. This defense will be locked down by Kevin Cacamo, Max Kramer, and Teddy Peirick, all seniors. This defensemen crew has been waiting for their chance to out work their competition for their brothers.

The team is also looking to Nick Lee, senior goalie, to be the brick wall that he has been in the past. Jackson Selk, senior, is out front leading the team with six goals in the first three games, as he looks to lead his fellow seniors in leaving it all on the field. Tough guys in the middle, Andrew Smith and William Holt, seniors, plan to follow Selk and hope to see all of their hard work pay off in their final season.

The team runs through drills to warm up at the beginning of practice. (Maggie Lindstrom)

“We are a family. It’s on our jerseys and our helmets, and no one can break the family apart. But the biggest part of the team is the coaches they train us year around basically so when the season comes around we are the best we can be,” said Peirick.

The team is excited to play and see how the chemistry built over the summer and in years past plays out this season.

They look to see that hard work and chemistry mesh all together in time for a state run and a shot at bringing home our first Westminster lacrosse state title.

The boys move on to play their fourth game of the year against the Ladue Rams back at home
on Wednesday, March 31st.