Preview: Boys lacrosse ‘determined’ for successful season


The boys varsity lacrosse team has its first home game on March 26.

After last year’s record,  the Minooka boys lacrosse team is ready to come back stronger than ever. The boys were 2-8 overall and 1-8 in their conference.

“The boys have really hit the ground running this year, putting in a ton of hard work and are determined to have a successful season this year,” said head coach Kyle Holmes.

This is Holmes’s third year of being the head coach of the Minooka boys lacrosse team. He is joined by assistant coaches Matt Fisher, Dave Chitkowski, Travis White, Vince Glasgow, and Connor Gregorec. 

 “My favorite experience from last year was our game against Brother Rice,” junior Ryan Svehla said. “The game was added to our schedule mid-season so it was a surprise game, and I feel like the team played well but also had fun!” 

The boys won that Brother Rice game with a score of 6-2. 

The team is ready to bring back the fun of the game but also ready for their best season yet.

This year’s expectations are high for the team. 

“We have been harping on conditioning, as we always do, as well as our team chemistry to help pursue a winning record this season,” said Holmes. 

This year is being taken as a redemption year by the team. 

“Some of the team leaders are Luc Strange, Sean Williamson, and Colin Harrington,” said senior Caiden McCann. 

This program is also more than just a sport to the boys. The boys take on leadership, respect, and they all become a family. 

“We are excited to get this season underway and hope to bring a winning atmosphere back to Minooka Lacrosse. Go Indians! We are a family,” said Holmes. 

The Minooka lacrosse team played its first game at Andrew High School on March 19 and lost, 11-0.

The first home game for Minooka is March 26 against Brother Rice.