Lacrosse Looks to Continue Team Success in 2019
The Christ School Lacrosse program has won back-to-back NCISAA Division I state championships, but while a three-peat is in their minds, playing great lacrosse is the focus. At the beginning of each year, the team picks five team goals for the season, so while winning a state championship is important, it is merely part of what the team wants to achieve.
Davis Lindsey '20, who committed to play lacrosse at Loyola says, "This season we are looking for offensive efficiency. We want to go out each game take care of the ball and really worry about each play as it is happening. Ultimately, playing as well as we can and taking care of the ball is our most important goal from an offensive perspective." Jack Fitch '20, who joined the Greenies this year says, "Our coaching staff is more concerned with reaching our true potential this season and playing the best lacrosse we can. If that results in an NCISAA Championship, then that's great."
The Christ School Lacrosse program said goodbye to a fantastic graduating class last May and while new members of the team are ready to compete, the team will be coached for the last time by Head Coach Jeff Miles. Miles, who started the program nearly two decades ago, has accepted the position as Head of School at Rabun Gap (Ga.). He has turned Christ School Lacrosse into a Southern powerhouse. "Christ School and the lacrosse program has meant so much to me and my family over my time here," said Miles. "Yet, I don't want to focus on this being my last season as a Greenie, because as a team, we have so much that we want to accomplish. I can't wait to get this season started."
The Greenies have been working hard in preparation for this season and opened it Tuesday with a 15-3 win at Greenville High (S.C.). Later this week, the team will face off against Porter-Gaud on Friday, Oceanside on Saturday and take on both Wando and Bishop England, the following week in Charleston, S.C. The Greenies will start their home schedule against Good Counsel out of Maryland on March 26th.