Rams to turn to youth movement after bidding farewell to seniors
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon - posted Fri., May. 18, 2012
The Rockville Rams' varsity lacrosse team sent off five seniors on Senior Night – May 17 – in a short ceremony before the match vs. Tolland. The coaching staff said the seniors have been huge assets to the team, as well as good leaders for the younger players to learn from.
“A few of our guys are going to play in college,” said coach Peter Tracey, “and our youth is really catching on.”
“Mike Garrett is a great attack player,” said assistant coach Jamie Bunker. “He's definitely going to play well at the next level.”
Garrett will play lacrosse at Plymouth State University, as will seniors Colin Crane and Jacob Morey. “He's a great defensive player. He anchors the defense,” Bunker said of Morey. “Crane gives you 100 percent all the time and is a real solid defender.”
Senior Angus Deane will study sports management and play lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University. “He's had a real good career, and has been a real solid playmaker guy,” Bunker said.
Four-year midfielder William Fish will also attend ECSU. “He plays middie,” Bunker said. “He's not flashy, but he's consistent.”
With only three juniors and four sophomores, Bunker said the team will have to rely on the class of 2015, as well as the incoming freshmen next year, in order to keep players from tiring on the field.
“Other teams rotate three lines,” he said. We try to sub one guy in. The effort is there, but I think the gas runs low in the tank. Getting some numbers and some consistent talent is going to make a big difference.”
“There are two teams coming up from youth lacrosse,” Tracey said.
At press time, Rockville was set to play its final match on May 21 vs. Somers.