Lacrosse Boys in the Lead

Staff Writer: Grant Witten

Lead Story: In this previous month, Woodstock Varsity Lacrosse has played ten games, winning four and losing six. Their biggest wins were 15-14 over North Paulding and 15-7 over Cherokee High School.

In Case You Missed It: The lacrosse team recently held a Juniors Night for the Youth Woodstock feeder teams. This was held between the JV and Varsity North Cobb games on March 18, and the U9, U11, and U13 players were all recognized and got to run across their future home field.

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A future Wolverine runs between the current Woodstock Lacrosse team.

Wolverine of the Month: The Wolverine of the Month is Zane Anderson. Zane has been playing since he was just a kid, and his hard work shows off now. Just this season so far, Anderson has racked up 19 goals, 12 assists, and 37 ground balls. When I spoke to Zane about his season so far, I asked him what his main motivation is and he told me, “I put everything I have on the field for the guys who I know would do the same.”

Quotable: “Ground balls win the game. A ground ball is a free chance for either team to gain possession. The team just needs to be ours.” – Coach John Zeigler explaining the biggest key to beating an opponent in lacrosse.

Off the Field: The Woodstock team is composed completely of leaders, on and off the field. Outside of practice and games, the student athletes spend a ton of time studying, volunteering, and hosting events such as the Youth Woodstock Junior Night. Many of the players are currently taking several AP classes, are in BETA club, and also are engaged in many other extracurricular activities.

By the Numbers: Stats are very important to the team to see who is performing well in which category, and who needs to improve. Jacob Yoder currently leads team in goals with 33 so far this season. Behind him, with 22 goals is Corey Long, followed by Zane Anderson with 19. Leading assists is Grant Witten, with 17, followed by Zane Anderson with 12 and Corey Long with 10.

Looking Ahead: Woodstock is scheduled to play Milton, Roswell, and Wheeler in the upcoming weeks. Senior night is April 13 against Creekview. Also, the big Etowah game will be played at home on April 15. Their final game will be against Hillgrove on April 25.

boy1Woodstock taking a warm up lap around the field before a big game.

 

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