By: Emily Bracher
As spring rolls up, so do spring sports at Key West High School. The boys lacrosse team gained their fourth straight district title in their 2019 season and are eager to win it again this season. With tough competition so early in the season, the team’s current record is 0-2. During their preseason tournament, they came in victorious with two wins and two ties.
Max Perez, #33 on the field, is one of the team’s captains and seniors. “I think the team can build off the confidence of last year’s victories,” Max claims, “Personally, my goal is to score 25 [points] minimum. As a team, I want us to make it to the championship game.”
Another upperclassmen on the team, Nick Henriquez, # 7, went over what the team needed to have a successful season. “We just need to practice and practice and practice, that’s how we get better. We see how much we mess up in games, we watch films, and then we practice how to stop and make plays,” Nick explains. “We also need to make the most of the season for Coach Luce since he’s moving.”
#14, Paul Crespo, explained that the team needed to work on, “better stick skills and playing better defense.” His goal is to win districts again this year and to score 10 or more goals. “We have fun while working hard to get what we need to get done,” Paul exclaims.
Jake Luce has been coaching the boy’s team for six years. “[I’m] very excited about the group we have. Lots of talented freshmen and some great leaders from the juniors and seniors who really love the game,” Luce states, “There are a few sophomores we expect to make a major impact as well. Mostly just excited to see what this group can accomplish because it is a very promising bunch.”
For more about schedules and players, look up the Key West High School Boys Lacrosse 2020 season on Maxpreps. On Saturday, March 7th, they will be facing Westminster at 12pm.