With his relentless work ethic, goaltender Eugene Yoon ’18 will play an integral role for Andover Boys’ Lacrosse this season.
Yoon is the leader of Andover’s defense as the goaltender. He is gifted with the natural ability to stop the ball when faced with quick shots from opponents. Along with his defensive prowess, Yoon allows Andover’s offense to play at a fast pace and attack by quickly transitioning the ball down the field, according to Head Coach Steve Moreland.
Coach Moreland said, “He is the backbone of our defense and our ability to make defensive stops this year. He is key to the way we want to play. A good goalie is required to stop the ball, clear the ball and communicate, and he does all three very well.
Yoon works hard in practice and strives to improve his individual skills in order to help his team out by preventing balls from hitting the net, according to Coach Moreland.
“He has the drive to be the best that he can be, so I have no doubt in my mind that he will work hard every day to make himself better,” added Coach Moreland.
Yoon is also a supportive team member and acts as a leader for the team. He fosters a communicative environment on the field and pushes his teammates to perform at their highest, according to his teammates.
Colton Fahey ’19 said, “Eugene is a very enthusiastic person and always pumps everyone up. He is a very outgoing person and it helps when he communicates on the field and tells everyone where to go. He is a great leader.”
Yoon looks to play an integral role in the success of Andover Boys Lacrosse this spring, beginning with its season opener against Naval Prepatory School this Saturday.