Boys lacrosse stays ahead of Mt. Hebron in State Championship: Photo of the Day 5/25/16


Bridget Murphy

Lancers run and embrace their teammates on the field after their victory over Mt. Hebron.

by Bridget Murphy, Reporter

The varsity boys lacrosse team faced Mt.Hebron for the state title at Stevenson University on May 24.  At the half, Linganore was in the lead by 3 points. When it started to seem like Mt. Hebron didn’t have a chance, the tides changed. Mt. Hebron came as close as 1 point away within the last quarter. Pulling through, as usual, Linganore scored and won with the final score, 9-7.  Linganore had won their second MPSSAA 3A/2A State title.

Daniel Ross lead the scoreboard with a total of five goals and one assist. Leaving high school with a state championship win and a great season, Ross is ready for his future at West Point Military Academy in the fall.

Ross said, “I always knew I wanted to go into the military, and I knew I wanted to play lacrosse in college, so West Point was the best option for me.”

Daniel Murphy had two goals.  Brett Cruickshank and Alex Martinazzi each had one goal.

Last Saturday in the semi-finals, the game against Northern Calvert was a nail-biter. With the scored tied 10-10 and 1.6 seconds left, Ross shot and scored for the Lancers. The crowd went wild. He was featured in the Frederick News Post for his game winning shot.

Swoyer had two assists in the state game. Also recognized for his stellar performance in the semi-final game, sophomore, Jordan Swoyer. Swoyer was named Maryland High School “Playoff Offensive Player of the Week” 2018 attack  by Lacrosse In Maryland. With a total of 5 goals and 3 assists creating an 8 point game, Jordan dominated.

This 2015-2016 was a very successful season. The team went 13-1 this year in their regular season.

Also continuing their lacrosse careers are Justin Richmond and Alex Martinazzi.  Richmond will be attending St. Michael’s college in the fall, the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights are in the NCAA Division II in the North East-10 conference.

Martinazzi, who had one goal in the state game, will be seen on the lacrosse fields at  Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Lenior-Rhyne lacrosse ended their 2016 season as 13 in the nation for NCAA Division II.

The Boys JV lacrosse had a nearly undefeated record, tying only one game–looks like the Lancers will be headed to state games in the near future.