Story by Charlie Crowley, Sports Editor
As the school year comes to an end, so do sports seasons. The women’s and men’s lacrosse teams are wrapping up their seasons after another year of battle.
The women’s team had a rough year, finishing up with a record of 0-14. Injuries plagued the Saints this year, as five girls missed time at various points of the season. Despite the injuries, the team remained strong.
“We took each injury in stride and worked to the best of our ability to adjust to it and step up to the plate,’ senior defensemen Alexis Hartman said. “A lot of the freshmen and rookies had to learn quick on our feet and play… Each injury affected us, but I think it showed how resilient we were. We stayed and worked our hardest to make each other proud.”
Leading the way for the Saints this year was freshman attack Cara Burns, who posted 20 points (20 goals, zero assists) in fourteen games. Right behind Burns was sophomore attack Theresa Micallef, who put up 16 points (15 goals, one assist) of her own. The Saints played four different goaltenders this year, but junior Genni Terrana shouldered most of the load with 83 saves and a .386 save percentage in 13 games. The Saints will gear up and look to rebound big next season.
The men’s team finished up the regular season with a record of 6-7, and 2-3 in conference play. Their schedule this year was chock full of ranked opponents. Junior defenseman Lance Siegal said that rank or not, every game was the same.
“We didn’t treat any game different than another because we knew that we could compete with every team we play,” he said. “No matter the other team’s rank we went out there with the same mindset of playing our game and not letting the other team dictate that.”
The Saints were led up front by the 1-2 punch of senior attack Kyle Foley and Will Comai. Both nothced 36 points, Foley with 23 goals and 13 assists, Comai with 21 goals and 15 assists. Right behind them was first-year Sam Klinsky, who put up 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points in his rookie campaign. Klinsky also set the record for most goals by a freshman this year. Goaltending was mainly split between sophomore Jacob Mackinder and first-year Mack Baker. Mackinder made 57 saves on the year with a .491 save percentage, while Baker made 85 saves for a .509 save percentage.
The men’s team now advances to the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association playoffs. They will travel to the University of Dayton on Saturday, April 23 for the first round. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
About the writer…
Charlie Crowley is a junior studying communication and journalism.He is The Saint‘s 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.