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Men’s Lacrosse preview

Story by Charlie Crowley, Sports Intern
Photo courtesy of Andris Visockis

Spring break is an enjoyable time for college students. It is a time to relax, head home, head somewhere warmer, or make some extra money. However, for Aquinas Men’s Lacrosse, spring break is their time to hit the road south and begin their season. This year, the men will trek down to North Carolina for a three game set against UNC-Charlotte, St. Andrews, and Davidson. Coach Doug Seites is looking forward to the first game, which falls on March 5.

“They beat us last time we went down there, and we want to start the season off right,” Seites said.

Although the squad lost some big time players to graduation, Seites is confident in what the players this year can bring.

“Our senior attackman Kyle Foley and Will Comai I think are in for big seasons. They have played big roles before, but this is the year they both breakout. We will look to those two, along with (junior) midfielders Nate Cantin and Chris WIlder to give us a scoring punch.”

If last season is any indication, Comai is ready to explode. Named third team All-Conference in the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association, Comai finished last season with 24 goals and six assists. Foley finished right behind him with 14 goals and seven assists of his own, helping create a one two punch up front. Cantin finished with 14 points while going 19-28 on faceoffs. Wilder is due to break out as well coming off a six point campaign of his own.

On the back end, the Saints have second team All Conference defenseman Matt Mulcahy, who recorded 71 ground-balls. Senior long stick midfielder Christian VanDrie will help as well, coming off a 42 ground-ball season of his own.

Coach Seites is overall optimistic about his team and what they have to offer.

“The guys have been working their tails off and we have the opportunity to do some damage this spring. We hope to see the AQ community and students out in the stands having fun, we’re planning on putting on a good show for you.”

The Saints will take the field for their first home game on March 14 against Taylor University.

About the writer…

IMG_4065 copyCharlie Crowley is a junior studying communication and journalism.He is The Saint‘s Sports Intern and future Sports Editor. He spends most of his time playing hockey, sleeping, eating, and on Reddit. He’s also a Hoosier, and proud of it, but can’t hit the open three to save his life.

 

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