Lancer Spotlight 5/25/23: Linganore boys’ varsity lacrosse completes successful season with impressive playoff run


Danielle Scarbrough

The Linganore boys’ varsity team huddle after their victory against Damascus High School.

by Brian Bedard, Reporter

On Saturday, May 20, the Linganore boys’ varsity lacrosse season came to an end in the state championship semi-final game.

The team played an outstanding season with a strong record of 13-2. The only regular season loss was to Urbana 7-6, and the final loss of the season occurred in the state semi-final game to Mount Hebron 11-6 .

The Lancers started the playoff season on Wednesday, May 3, right after senior night and the last regular season game of the year against South Hagerstown. The team had a final win to close regular season, with a score of 25-0, and come into the playoffs with a positive attitude.

The Lancers entered the playoffs as the one-seed in the 3A Regional playoff bracket and received a first-round bye, allowing the team to skip the regional quater-finals game and go straight to the regional semi-finals.

The boys first game of the playoffs took place on Friday, May 12, which gave the team eight practices to prepare for the most important period of the year. The team played the regional semi-finals game against the Frederick High School Cadets, taking home a decisive win with a score of 19-1.

The Lancers only had one practice to prepare for their next game against the Tuscarora Titans on Monday, May 15. The Lancers were able to take on the Titans with no issue, easily winning the regional championship game with a score of 15-7. 

The Lancers then moved on to the State Quarterfinals as a one-seed, once again. The Lancers took on the Damascus High School Hornets, winning with a score of 14-5 on Wednesday, May 17. They were now ready to play in the State Semifinals game against Mount Hebron.

Linganore had two practices to prepare for the game which took place on Saturday, May 20 at Paint Branch High School. The Lancers came into the game strong, but Mount Hebron was able to come up with a winning score of 11-6.

The boys played an amazing season, finishing with a strong record and beating 13 different teams.

“I think at the beginning of the year, the team has overcome some of our obstacles,” Linganore junior goalie Tucker Levingson said. “For example, we learned to move the ball well and get more shots on goal.”

Junior face-off player Aidan Maloney shared his own thoughts on how the team improved over the course of the season.

“We learned how to play together better and learned each other’s play styles,” Maloney said. “We started communicating better on defense and moving the ball better on offense, overtime.” 

Overall, the Linganore varsity boys’ lacrosse team completed their season with an outstanding record of 13-2 and playing in the State Semi-Final championship during playoffs.