Boys Lacrosse club team starts season

“Head, heart, hustle,” senior Mike Brazil said to describe how the Francis Howell Warriors lacrosse team plays.

“We think with our head, play with our heart, and we hustle,” Brazil said. “Our coach tells us during games and at practice.”

Warriors lacrosse is a club sport that has players from all three  high schools in the district.

“It’s a fun group of people coming from three different schools,” junior Chase Parker said.

Practices occur at Howell Middle School.  Playing against mostly private schools, the Warriors consider themselves tough competition.

March 21, the Warriors played against St. John Vianney.

“They are kind of our unspoken rival,” senior Joel Niedringhaus said, “so we ran a lot to prepare for the game.”

“They beat us last year, but we came back and beat them in playoffs, so we were planning to win on Wednesday,” senior Patrick Gallagher said.

The Warriors had three “unsportsmanlike” calls, the coach had an argument with the refs which resulted in two minutes and 30 seconds of unreleasable penalties, and the team lost 12-3.

“A win was going to be hard to come by, unliked we planned,” Parker said.

“Hopefully we will play them again in the future,” Niedringhaus said, “but be more prepared.”