Laxin’ Ain’t Easy
Jason Garrett, Staff Writer
April 25, 2012
Filed under Sports
Imagine a football game where the players wear less padding and have a metal stick as a weapon. Come watch a lacrosse game. The football games here at Woodside have around 500 supporters, within those supporters there are several teachers, administration, and staff, including Mr. Reilly himself yelling for the kids. Have you ever seen our principle cheering on kids at a lacrosse game?
It’s lacrosse season and here at Woodside we had tons of new players come out this year along with a brand new coach that is ready to build the team into something larger than it has been in the past. “I love it. We have a team that makes it fun for me to teach for my first year of coaching and we have a lot of potential on the team,” commented Coach Eric Leimsieder, “I’d like to see more kids come out next year and try to get new equipment and goals for next year.”
Football players who didn’t have a sport to play in the spring came out for the team and are now starting players. The goal for next year is to have even more kids come out and potentially have a much larger team that has many fans to come support them.
Woodside lacrosse is running short on jerseys, in need for more improved helmets, and have pads that are in desperate need for updating. With more support from the school we can fix these problems and make sure the players are safe and have a good experience on the field.
During my freshman year at a high school on the east coast, the lacrosse
team had support just like the football team. Teachers, students, family members, and even the principal showed up to buy a ticket and cheer on the players. On the east coast, lacrosse gets a lot more attention by fans and much more funding by the schools and thankfully this concept is starting to grow here on the west coast.
Woodside needs to take hint at the growth of this sport and realize there are more and more kids that want to be a part of this team every year. With the support of the school, kids will be able to join a team that is worth playing for.
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