Lions Roar into the playoffs: Boys Lacrosse


Ava Lipsky, Staff Writer

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team ended their season on a high note with a 5-7 record, bringing them to the NYSAIS playoffs taking place this Saturday at Hackley. 

The team’s success this season can be attributed to the hard work put in at its start, with their spring training trip to Orlando, Florida, Captain Wyatt Silverman (11) said. On the trip, the team scrimmaged against The Aspen School and prepared for their future competition. “Upsetting Aspen in a scrimmage really got our confidence going,” Silverman said.  

Many players prepared for the season by practicing wall ball in their free time, Cameron Sipp (11) said. Some team members also play lacrosse in leagues outside of school.

The team’s preparations paid off in their games, Coach Gregg Quilty said. “We had two lopsided victories against Dalton,” he said.

The lions also swept Fieldston and beat Trinity for the first time in about seven years, Baron said. “My favorite thing about the team is our grit. We came back against Fieldston down 9-5 in the last five minutes to win the game in overtime.”  

This year, the team has many talented freshman players, Quilty said. Dylan Porges (9) is the best face off player and Will Chasin (9) has done a great job as starting attackman. “Baron is the most outstanding performer on the team and the best goalie in the Ivy League,” he said. Another standout player is Silverman, who is the team’s leading scorer.

The team’s success allowed them to make the NYSAIS tournament this year, despite being a lower seed than last year. “I’m hoping next year we can build upon our success and climb up the standings. We’ll have some good young players and upperclassmen leaders to contribute to the success,” Silverman said.

The best aspect of the team is the energy the players bring, Silverman said. “Even though we’re pretty rag-tag and not many people actually have a lacrosse background, we all love to compete and play,” he said.

Next year, the team hopes to improve their discipline, Baron said. “It is important to have fundamental knowledge of the sport and IQ on both defense and offense,” he said.