It’s the fastest game on two feet; And for the first time in school history…the Albertus Magnus Falcons have hit the field.
The Falcons just finished their inaugural seasons for the men and women’s lacrosse programs, something these athletes were proud to be a part of.
“It’s really great to be part of something this profound, ya know. For lacrosse and for the school,” said sophomore Mike Choiniere.
But, that pride has come with its fair share of nerves.
“It’s a lot of pressure to be honest. I mean we want to put our best foot forward, and to have it keep moving forward to be better,” said Greg Buck, a freshman.
That pressure was understandable this season because the team is made up almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores…But, with just one sole senior, they’re team proved that what they lack in tenure they’ll make up for, in heart.
“We’re playing guys that are seniors, juniors in college- they’ve been playing this game much longer than we have,” said Buck. “We knew what we were getting into before we went, but we still fighting to win. We never lost that will and we just kept moving on.”
It’s that will and fight that has allowed this team to learn from their losses…and always see the silver lining.
“If everyone stays with it, and we all know what we want and we all are on the same page- we can be a great program,” said Choiniere, a regular for GNAC and ECAC weekly honors.
“Hopefully we keep this chemistry going that we have and build this program to a championship program that someday it will be,” said Buck, who led the conference in goals (34).
Big dreams…backed by one simple message from Buck:
“We’re here to stay and we’re going to do some serious damage to the GNAC the next couple of years.”
The Falcons were just on the bubble of the conference tournament and finished their first season with a 3-10 on the year (2-8 in the league standings).
The women’s squad finished 2-10 on the year.