With a season highlighted by talented older players, the Ram’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team
took time on Friday night to honor the seniors of the program in their 11-8 win over Blair HS.
The ceremony honoring the senior boys and girls players started the night on a high note with
congratulations and smiles being passed all around. However, there would be little smiles seen in the
first quarter as the Blazers came to play knotting the score up at the end of the first quarter.
The scoring frenzy continued as both teams exchanged goal for goal throughout most of the
second half until the Rams were able to go on a run and come away with key defensive stops in the
fourth quarter. Senior defenseman Nick Weiler led the defense with 18 ground balls and seven forced
turnovers while on the offensive end senior midfielder Kellen Cremins helped bury the Blazers with two
“It was a big win for us” Cremins said. “Not just for the seniors but for the team as a whole, we
really needed this one.”
The Rams, coming into the game with a record of 7-4 and fresh off a heartbreaking overtime loss
to Poolesville, needed a win to help their chances of earning a high playoff seed. With the victory Friday
night, the team will most likely end up in the third seed position.
Locking up such a high ranking is quite the accomplishment for a squad that lost 14 seniors last
year. The Rams start five underclassmen and five upperclassmen, only three of them seniors which is
quite a different look from last year’s group.
Senior captains Justin Flavell, Thomas Sheil, Nick Weiler and Kellen Cremins were tasked with
leading a young team to the success the program has experienced the past three years. Overcoming
such inexperience was difficult at the beginning of the year, however Friday night’s game proves how far
the group has come.
“We wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for them [seniors]” junior goalie Daniel Ignacio said. “That
[game] was for the seniors and I’m happy we could pull one out for those guys.”