Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 09:02 AM
As the new high school lacrosse season approaches, excitement is building for the Crescenta Valley High School team. With a strong group of players and a clear goal in mind, Coach Rick Starratt is confident in their potential for success this year. In an exclusive interview, he shared his insights on the team’s strengths and challenges for the upcoming season. When asked about their goals for the year, Coach Starratt answered with a resounding determination, “We hope to win our league and make it to the playoffs again this year.” This statement reflects the team’s ambition and dedication to success. With a solid foundation built from previous seasons, it’s clear that Crescenta Valley has high expectations for their performance this year. One of the key factors in their success can be credited to the Lunt brothers, Nelson and Quincy. With a strong lacrosse IQ and leadership skills, they have been chosen as team captains for this season. Coach Starratt praises their contributions, stating “Their experience and knowledge of the game will be pivotal in leading the team to victory.” The brothers’ talents both on and off the field will undoubtedly be an asset to the team’s performance. In addition to the Lunts, two rising stars have caught the attention of the coaching staff – freshman Griffin Barnes and sophomore Wyatt Stucker. Barnes will be taking on the role of starting goalkeeper, a position that is crucial to any successful team. Despite his young age, Coach Starratt has high hopes for his ability to step up to the challenge. Stucker, on the other hand, will be leading the attack as a sophomore. His skills and determination have already made an impact on the team during training sessions and scrimmages. With both players bringing their A-game, the Crescenta Valley offense is bound to be a force to be reckoned with. While the team has a strong core of experienced players, Coach Starratt acknowledges that the leadership of the Lunt brothers and starting goalie Matt Kubela will be instrumental in guiding the team towards their goals. Their maturity and experience will be a great influence on the young players, helping to create a cohesive and united team. However, like any sports team, Crescenta Valley is not without its challenges. According to Coach Starratt, “Field space remains an issue since they are redoing our main field.” The renovation of the school’s main field has resulted in a shortage of practice space, which can potentially disrupt the team’s training schedule.