With experience on their side, the Silver Lake High boys’ lacrosse team has continued rolling over the competition this season.
After going 14-4 last year, the Lakers success has showed no signs of subsiding. As of the start of this week, they were 3-1 on the season, once again showing they might just be a playoff caliber team.
The Lakers return a trio of their top players from last season: Patriot League All-Stars Sean Daly, Mike Masterpolo and Matt Dole. Offensively, Daly led the way last season with a team-high 101 points (55 goals, 46 assists). In net, Masterpolo, a junior, played well his sophomore year and provides the team with experience there once again. Meanwhile, Dole is a major asset for the team on faceoffs.
Offensively, the team is loaded with experienced talent. Daly and Dole provide the team with plenty of it in the midfield while Jake LaFerrera is also a returning player. On the attack, the starting line is identical as it was last year. This includes Brendan Dean, who scored 30 goals last season as well as Greg Wolff and Dhurva Nugent, the latter two of whom are juniors this season. Wolff scored 42 times last season while Nugent did on 38 occasions and dished out 32 assists.
Defensively, the team does not have as much experience, but has largely been fine so far this season. Sophomore Kyle Neal is that unit’s only returning starter this season. He will be joined by senior David Marani and junior Peyton Amiraule to provide support for Masterpolo in net.
The Lakers enjoyed a great deal of success last week. First, they beat Pembroke 20-9 on Tuesday, Apr. 9 and two days later, they beat Boston Latin 16-6.
The Lakers next game is on Tuesday, Apr. 23 on the road against Hanover (4:00 p.m.).