Varsity Lacrosse Working to Find Identity

Nicole Tardio

Blue N Gold Staff Writer

According to senior captain Eli Ryan, the Gulf Breeze High School lacrosse team is more than excited to finally start off their season. Ryan is looking forward to beating Maclay (GBHS’ rivals), and IMG for the first time in school history. This season’s varsity team is “younger” according to Ryan, which means that there is a lot of pressure for the sophomores on the team; but there are some young players that genuinely love the sport and play their hearts out which leaves the age gap unnoticed. The varsity team’s chemistry is “good but not great” according to Ryan, but he believes that by the end of the season it will be excellent. At their last tournament in Jacksonville, Ryan says that the varsity team “played very average against some very above average teams” which did not lead to a great outcome. However they learned much about each other as people and as tactically on the field. This past Jacksonville tournament was a huge step forward for the varsity lacrosse team despite their record and the score differential and they are hoping to have a great season from now on.