Boys Lax Looks for Chemistry and Consistency; Captain Aaron ’07 Looks to an Improved Season

Many fans are wondering what the key to success for this year’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse team will be. Returning Seniors Patrick Curtin and Captain Sean Aaron both agreed that team chemistry and consistency will prove vital. In years past, Andover has won many thrilling games against worthy opponents. However, at the same time, they slipped to teams that they clearly should have beaten. “Over the course of the last few years, we haven’t been consistent, losing to some bad teams by playing poor lacrosse. This year, I hope that we can be consistently solid throughout our season and walk away with a good record,” explained Curtin. In addition to consistency, team chemistry will be an essential feature that this year’s squad must accomplish. Last year’s team graduated many Seniors who contributed greatly to the team’s success through high score counts and physical strength. Many fresh faces will fill these gaps, including a handful of post-graduates. With these numerous new players, the boys will need to accomplish a sense of camaraderie quickly, as Andover’s first game will be this upcoming Saturday away versus Nobles. Some of the team’s biggest games this year will be the four against the New England West division teams. Both Seniors specifically talked about two games, the Friday night battle on the Andover fields against a talented Choate team on May 19th. This is one game Curtin is anxious about; he said, “home, under the lights, on a Friday night—that’s one I’m particularly excited for.” Aaron displayed his thoughts on the big home game against the prestigious and always talented Deerfield squad. “The [April 28th] Deerfield game is going to be a big game because they have a very talented team this year,” he said.