By Maegan White
Elm Staff Writer
Shoremen lacrosse will kick off their season with their first game on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Eastern University.
The Shoremen finished the 2022 season tied in at number six in the Centennial Conference with a conference record of 3-5. This season they seek to improve their record and make it to the playoffs and Conference Championships.
Freshman goalie Hunter Shank said that the goal of the team is to dig back to the Shoremen Lacrosse roots and legacy by increasing their standing in the conference.
“The team’s goal for this season is to do our part in restoring the tradition of winning that [Washington College’s] program is known for,” Shank said. “We know that if we play our game, pay attention to the details, and do the little things right then we will do some damage in the Conference and throughout the division.”
The Shoremen’s head coach John Nostrant said that they recruited 14 new members, which has prompted competition within the team. This competition and camaraderie will lead to the Shoremen’s success this season.
“I think we can improve on our conference and overall record this year because we have a year under our belts together and we have added 14 players to the mix, so practices are more productive and we have competition at every position,” Nostrant said. “We want to show growth and development from last year and hope to make a run at the conference playoffs and championship.”
According to senior midfielder Kain Domenech with a successful fall season and developments in team dynamic, the coming season is incredibly promising.
“We have improved tremendously since last spring’s end and gained more trust within our locker room,” Domenech said. “We also had four weeks of practice and our two scrimmages at the end of fall ball which we played very well. The past couple of weeks of practice have been great. Everyone is eager to show what this team is all about.”
According to Domenech, he and his fellow seniors are looking forward to taking the field this season and taking advantage of their last season.
“I am looking forward to a lot in my last season at Washington College, but the main point that stands out is living in the moment and taking every practice and game in,” said Domenech. “This team means a lot to me, and I want to make sure I make every second count with all 50 brothers on my team.”
The Shoremen have their first home game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. against William and Mary College. The annual War on the Shore rivalry game against Salisbury University will be hosted at Kirby Stadium on Saturday, April 15.
The Shoremen have an additional ten home games and hope to pack the stands with students for these games.