Will Thomas ’19
Woodberry Forest Varsity Lacrosse finished its season 7-14. It was a season filled with adversity, but the team never quit and continued to push themselves to the last second. The Tigers clawed their way, inch by inch, into the state tournament for the 3rd year in a row.
The season opened with two games in North Carolina: a tough loss to McCallie 8-9, and a hard-fought victory over Charlotte Country Day School 13-12. After a tough season, the Tigers won an overdue game against Albemarle High School and were awarded with a well-deserved spot in the State Tournament where they would play St. Anne’s-Belfield. Sadly, the season ended with a 5-9 defeat to the Saints.
The season did see success for many individuals. Fifth-form team captain Mack Daniels led the team in scoring with 52 goals, 3 goals away from setting the school record. Sixth-form team captain Grey Hathaway had the most assists with 20. Third-form goalie Wyatt Martin had an astounding season with 170 saves and 49% saved shots. Finally, Sixth-form Ian Weinberg picked up 165 ground balls and won 272 faceoffs earning himself 69% faceoff wins.
The Tigers had a season full of adversity, but the team came together and never quit. As a member of the team I can say it was incredible, and I never ceased to be amazed at their grit and sense of community.