Earlier this week, Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Head Coach Bradway Widing abruptly resigned after multiple absences.
Now, veteran players Liam Johansson ’17 and Jared Heller ’19, along with math teacher Peter Slaski, who coached the team in prior years to two winning seasons, are working hard to get the squad game-ready.
Under Slaski, Johansson says, the team feels “a surge of confidence” and will likely switch from man-to-man coverage to zone defense.
“The team feels disappointed, but it’s not a huge loss because Jared and I have become accustomed to leading practices,” Johansson said. “We’re also really excited for Mr. Slaski to be coaching again.”
“It’s unfortunate and very bad timing that the coach had to leave, but we are extremely lucky that Mr. Slaski is able to step in,” says Upper School Athletic Director Jeff Gates.
“I’m excited for the future of the Brimmer and May lacrosse team. As the season progresses, I can see us building our skills and mastering the game of lacrosse,” says Sam Eigerman ’19.
Nelson Everts ’20 says, “We should have an incredible upcoming season. All the guys are really great and I think we’re gonna do really well.”
“I think the season is going pretty well because a lot of us haven’t played before, but all of us are learning very quickly and I think by the end of the season we’ll be a very good team,” says Miles Munkacy ’20.
Last week, the team lost its first game against CH-CH 18-9. The team’s next game is home this Friday, also against CH-CH.