Kevin Donohoe, Mackenzie Allioth, Matt Rossi, Ross Riendeau
For the last seven years Middleboro has tried to incorporate a lacrosse program into the youth level up to the high school level. A good number of parents have tried to get the program started but were shut down every year until finally in the fall of 2014, Athletic Director Mike Perry finally let sophomore Kevin Donohoe start a team up and being selected the first captain in Middleboro Lacrosse history. It was a tough first season as a JV program as the new lacrosse sachems struggled throughout the year with Head Coach Eric Williams leading them through. He would take on the position next year as head coach and got a winning record of 6-5. Now the 2017 season is coming and lacrosse Captain’s Kevin Donohoe, Jack Lewicki, and Tylar Marano have been getting the new and returning team ready since last fall and are hoping for a hard fought and successful season as these seniors step on a field as a sachem for the last time and race for the tourney in their first and last varsity year.
Biggest Offseason Move/ Key Additions:
A key offseason move to this season is new Head Coach, Geno Busa, he has coached for years and played lacrosse at Curry College. He is overly excited for the season and looking forward to getting this fairly new team started.
Biggest Offseason Loss/ Key Departures:
For the first two years Kevin Donohoe ( Class of 2017 ) and Donnie Finn (Class of 2016 ) led the team as the first two captains of Middleboro Lacrosse history. After the departure of prior attackman Donnie Finn the team is still looking strong with attackmen Jack Lewicki, Robert Willis, and Danny Sclafani coming back.
Reasons for confidence:
Seniors are more motivated than ever. They are the ones to bring lacrosse to middleboro high school. They are the ones to start something big and make lacrosse a big deal in high school. They are starting to make a name for themselves throughout the towns. Senior Kevin Donohoe and his sophomore brother, Garrett Donohoe, have played since they were little and are a great addition to the team with strong middie’s Zach Jordan and Tylar Marano and tough attackmen Jack Lewicki right behind them in the play.
Reasons for concern:
For the first time in it’s existence, Middleboro High School’s Lacrosse team lost seniors from the previous year. A key loss was attackman Donnie Finn but now with this year’s upcoming season there’s a couple reasons for concern. The first of the concerns is the new teams that the team is facing because they have never seen half of these teams before. Some of these include Bishop Stang, Hull, and teams we played last year that were Norwell and Cohasset. It will be a tough year but are hoping for a winning season.
Each year the lacrosse team improves. The middle school doesn’t have a lacrosse team so they don’t have experienced incoming freshman so it’s tough and the coach get a lot of credit because he’s coaching kids who have never played and last year they had a winning record. Hopefully in the future there will be a clinic for the kids in middle school so they can start when they are younger.\
Fans have high hopes for this years Lacrosse team. After coming off a 6-5 season the year before, they believe that this year will be the most successful in the sports history.