2018 was an exciting year! The boys lacrosse team won their first varsity game since 2014!! It was so exciting that they ended up winning 2 games, back-to-back against South Salem HS and Cleveland HS. But that was then, and this is now.
Practice begins for the Spartans on Monday February 25th on their new turf field, back home on the Hilhi campus! Practices will run from 6pm to 8pm, Monday thru Friday.
The Spartans are returning 11 players from 2018. It was not a big loss in graduated students, the Spartans only had 3 seniors from 2018. But this year they have 8 seniors, including 3 that did not play last year, and 1 first year senior. Of the class of 2019, 3 of the 8 seniors are entering the season with college lacrosse opportunities presentated to them.
Garret Moore-Verbally commited to Montana Harrison Williams-Undecided with 9 offers Noah George-Undecided with 18 offers
But the biggest story for the Spartans this year is starting off the year with their roster count being over 40 players signed up!! 13 of which are freshmen!! In order to help this program to continue to grow, and give everyone the opportunity to play, it was decided that our boys lacrosse team will have a JV and a Varsity team!! This has not happened for the Spartans since 2010!! 2010, was also the year that Head Coach Carl Almquist graduated from Hilhi after playing 4 years of lacrosse. And even with some players changing their minds or getting hurt, the program is confident in keeping this season a 2 team season!!
The first game is a Varsity only game against Mountainside HS at HOME starting at 7pm!! Hope to see all of you there, as this Varsity team pursues their goal of becoming the first Hilhi boys lacrosse team to earn a playoff bid for the 14-year old program!