Lacrosse Hopes to Rebuild This Upcoming Season

Luke Sullivan '21, Abby Papetti '21, and Cameron Erickson '21

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As spring sports start again the Rangers Boys Lacrosse team is back on the field with a new coach and a new team. Last season the team went 3-17 so the boys are working hard to start the season strong and hopefully win a few more games than last year.

New head coach Anthony Karpouzis is excited to get the chance to work at Westborough High School and with new players.

Coach Karpouzis says, “Coach Ryan and I are doing everything we can in a short period of time to get everyone ready. We have a tough schedule. The boys are definitely working hard and doing what they can to adjust to our styles and terminology.”

Both the coaches and the players are working toward improving their skills and adjusting to the different environment.

Karpouzis also hopes to expand the lacrosse program and connect with his players as the season progresses. “I have a feeling that we’re going to surprise a few teams out there for sure. This is going to be fun!” Despite their tough schedule, he looks forward to the challenges and hopefully a couple of wins.

This year the team’s captains are seniors Matt McCarthy and Greg Xenos and juniors Jackson Katz and Ryan Mackintire.

Katz says, “I am looking forward to a new season with a whole new team”.

Starting defenseman, Jackson Barry, is also very excited for this season, saying “We have a great group of players so hopefully we can prove it on the field with some wins.”

Sophomore Jack McCarthy also has high expectations for this season, saying “Right now I think we just have to work on moving the ball better and focus on becoming a team. Once we get that down we will hopefully get a couple wins and get the season rolling.”

After beating Shephard Hill, 10-5, but losing to Shrewsbury, 10-2, the team is preparing to take on Saint John’s at home on Thursday, April 11.