LA Boys lax

The 2017 Lincoln Academy Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team.

by Dakota Nutter ’19

 After a rocky regular season, the LA boys lacrosse team had a late-season rally to grab the last spot in the class B playoff race.

The team ended the regular season with a record of 4-8. They had a record of 1-8 and had no spot in the playoffs until they went on a three-game winning streak to propel them to the playoffs. “We played some of the best lacrosse we’ve played all season,” said Head Coach Tom Farrell. The team started off their run by going to Thomas College to play MCI/Nokomis. The Eagles defeated MCI/Nokomis 10-8, with scoring led by Nate Simmons.

Later that week, the team faced a difficult task. The class B LA boys headed to Bath to play the class A Morse high school team. The good play carried over, and the LA boys defeated Morse 14-8. “We were the underdog in this fight and we played great as a team,” said assistant Coach Ethan Wajer. The Eagles ended the regular season by defeating Winslow in very intense game: the Eagles won 9-4. “We experienced some trash-talking from the Winslow team, we weren’t letting them getting away with it” said Roger Plourde, a defender for Lincoln Academy.

“We’re the deadliest team in the league right now,” said assistant coach Alan Davis.

“Nobody wants to play Lincoln Academy in the playoffs” Coach Farrell was told by other coaches around the league.

Despite their momentum, the LA boys were defeated in the first round of the playoffs by a very talented Maranacook squad. Thanks to their late-season push, the LA Boys show great potential for coming years, and are hungry for the next season.

Dakota Nutter is a sophomore at Lincoln Academy. He is a member of the Boys Varsity Lax Team and the Eagle Term Course on Media and Politics.