The second season of lacrosse at Colton-Pierrepont certainly has captured the imagination of students, parents, and the community. In just our second season of competition in this growing sport, the boys modified lacrosse team captured a victory and two ties, eclipsing what many would have expected this early in our program’s history. Last year in our first season we struggled often times to even compete with most of the teams we played. This past season on the other hand was filled with highlights and exciting moments, and all those involved will not soon forget it.
In our first game of the season we battled with the Massena Red Raiders of Class A and held our own for much of the game. The game would eventually go all the way to overtime with the teams deadlocked at 3 goals apiece. Although the game ended in a tie it was more than a moral victory for our young program, it was the first tie in our history. Finally we realized we could compete on the same level as some of the other schools and this boost of confidence would lead us throughout the rest of the season. We would play Massena again only to tie them once more, we battled against a tough Salmon River team and came out feeling good about ourselves losing two tough contests. On the turf at Potsdam High School we would struggle early on only to battle back and play tough for three quarters, and only until we played Ogdensburg Free Academy did we actually feel overwhelmed all season.
The highlight of our season came against Canton Central School, one of the proudest traditions of lacrosse in all of New York State. The first time we took on the Golden Bears at home we saw a late lead slip away into defeat eventually in overtime. We knew that after so many close chances our first victory was within reach. It would happen on Friday, May 8th at Canton Central School with a number of proud parents and community members looking on as we defeated the Golden Bears 7-5. History had been made! The first lacrosse victory in Colton-Pierrepont Colts history in just our second season! This victory was more than just our first time on the winning side in a contest, it was a stepping stone for the future. Whenever schools begin new programs and must compete against schools that have been playing for years it is always a challenge. This victory really pumped even more adrenaline into a program that has seen record sign-ups among modified and youth groups.
We hope that Colton-Pierrepont will continue to work hard in everything it does and grow together around this new sport. Our student-athletes have shown their passion for it and hopefully we can keep it going and keep improving in the years to come. Thank you to all the parents for everything you did this year as well as for the kind words and support this season. I know you had as much fun as we did this year!
Modified Roster ‘09
Dan Knight Nick Rycroft Alex Harcourt Scott Boyce Alex Bonno Cody Green Dustin LaValley Nick Vaccaro Tim Rapczynski Gyle Dominy Andrew Holden Torin Gravlin Joe Coon Nick Avery Brent Hoyt Jonathan Porter Jordan Porter Jacob Angleberger Isaiah Johnson Bruce Avery Hunter Farr Craig Miller Kira Skelly Isaiah Newton