The men’s lacrosse team is looking to maintain its momentum with a young squad in its inaugural season.
“It’s been a special beginning for [this program],” said head coach Jay Farrell on the team’s early success. “To be 7-0 headed into the heart of the season is extremely exciting for us.”
North Central recorded its first win at home with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering. The team also enjoyed success on its spring break trip, going 4-0 during the week.
“We’re optimistic about the rest of our schedule headed into conference play,” said Farrell. “The goal has remained consistent from day one: put ourselves in a position to be fighting for a CCIW tournament spot.”
North Central is well on its way to achieving that goal, thanks to a team laden with talent. Tanner James ’19, the lone sophomore, leads the team in goals while Tommy Huizinga ’20 leads in assists and points. Nick Pardo ’20 tops the leaderboard in ground balls while John Fitzgerald ’20 leads the team in caused turnovers.
“Even though we’ve had early success, we still like to stay realistic and not get too confident,” said Farrell. “We know we still have a lot of growth to do, but we’re having fun, learning and developing every day. There are lessons to be learned in everything we do.”