Spring Sport Overview: Boys Lacrosse

Maya Berger, Staff Writer 

Last season, Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse had a long run in California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), making it to the semifinals. The team aims to be the PCL champions for the second year in a row, make it to the finals and win the Division 3 championship. 

“What I am looking forward to the most is winning CIF,” Senior Captain Pax Lang said. “Last year we made it to the semifinals. This year, I believe we have the capability to take it all the way and get ourselves a ring.” 

Head Coach Nick Matzek has been preparing the team using various practice methods. These practices were all planned to help the team work better together on and off the field. 

“Our coach has prepared our team for the upcoming season with continuous off-season training through weightlifting, conditioning and stick work,” junior Max Dreben said. 

The team has two upcoming pre-season tournaments to evaluate their team skills. 

“We should be able to learn from these tournaments and keep on improving before the season begins,” Dreben said. 

The UHS Boys’ Lacrosse program has recently had some changes that have affected the team’s overall connection. With the graduation of last year’s seniors, the team lost some core players. However, this year’s team has been quick to fill their shoes.

“In a way, it helped us to make a new identity for us as a program,” junior Garrit Roghair said. “Our dynamics have grown from this as it forced us to work and build on our relationships into a whole new type of team.”

The UHS team’s preseason will continue into mid-March, with league play starting on March 13.