*By Abby Sloan Knightly News staff writer*
Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams have improved since last season, making 2017 a year to watch.
Coming off a 9-6 winning season in 2016, the Thomas Dale boys lacrosse team looks to excel to the next level, states. With nine returning starters: Tanner Davis (defense), Trent Akins (midfield), and Palmer Jones (attack), to name a few, are major assets to the team’s success this season. Right now the team is 2-0 in the 2017 season and has high hopes as the season continues.
“Due to our experience and hard work in the off season, I think we can compete at a high level with any team that we may play,” said senior Tanner Davis, defender on the team.
As for the girls, there is only room to improve. After the 1-12 losing 2016 season, new head coach Mark Reilly has high hopes and confidence in the team. With 14 returning starters and many promising new players, the Knights look to build off of the 2016 season. The 2017 season is looking promising already with a 1-1 record.
“We are a completely different team; we are stronger physically and mentally and have been working a lot in the offseason,” said star midfielder Holland Chisholm.
Thomas Dale lacrosse, still a young program, has a promising future. The Knights play Friday, March 31 at home against Monacan. Girls at 5:30pm and boys at 7pm.