The boys lacrosse team starts the season 1-5 and looks for another win in upcoming games.
Senior Co-captain Josh Shafer said the season is going decent so far. “We started off very strong against Capital Prep. We are gaining more confidence while we are on the field,” said Shafer.
Senior Co-captain David Arcesi said their record isn’t the best, but they have kids that are getting a lot better at lacrosse each week. “By the end of the season, I think we will really be rolling,” said Arcesi.
Junior Jack Cavo says his favorite moment of the season was beating Capital Prep 12-3 in the team’s first game of the season, and most players would agree. Arcesi said that the team played a hard-fought game and even though it wasn’t pretty, it still meant a lot to the boys lacrosse team as a whole. This was their first win in over a year and only their third win in the last three seasons.
Although this may sound like something to dwell on, the boys are just looking to take it game by game and hopefully get more games into their win column this year compared to previous seasons.
“I want to put Kingswood lacrosse back on the map and make people feel like it’s not a bad thing to be a part of boys lacrosse,” said Arcesi. Cavo said he, like many other kids on the team, just wants to put another win under their belt as they move forward.
Shafer says his hopes for the season are that everyone will take this season as an opportunity to learn and to grow as better lacrosse players. “If everyone can grow, then that leaves room for the kids under them to continue to grow, and that will hopefully start a positive cycle that KO lacrosse could keep going for years to come” Shafer said.
Cavo hopes he can learn a lot from the captains and his fellow senior teammates, so he can be a great senior leader next year and continue to get better.
Both Arcesi and Shafer said they are going to miss a lot about the boys lacrosse team. “It taught me a lot of life lessons,” said Arcesi. They both stressed that no matter how the season was going, each year the captains always made the season fun and kept the spirits high, and that’s all they want to continue to do to pass down to the future leaders of the team.