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The Lovejoy Lacrosse boys' varsity team wrapped up another successful lacrosse season. They ended the regular season ranked 2nd in the State of Texas for D2 Varsity teams. The team finished the regular season with a 10-4 overall record (7-1 district record), which included a 7 game win streak. The team made the Texas High School Lacrosse League State Playoffs for the second straight year. In the playoffs, the team beat Plano East (18-6) in the first round. They then traveled to Houston for the Super Regionals, where they beat St. Michaels (25-5) in the Round of 16. The team ended up losing a heartbreaker in the final seconds against Klein (10-11) in the Elite 8.
The Lovejoy Lady Leopards high school lacrosse team wrapped up a successful first season. The team entered its inaugural season as a Junior Varsity team with the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. Under first year coach, Rainey Hodgson, the team finished the season with a 5-3 record, which included wins over varsity level teams. Next year, the Lady Leopards will move up and compete at the Division II Varsity level of the TGHSLL. With every player expected to return next year, the Lady Leopards lacrosse team are looking forward to another successful year.
Several varsity players were also awarded individual honors by the Texas High School Lacrosse League for their accomplishments this season.
Junior Trevor Batastini, All-State Midfielder
Sophomore Garrett Haas, All-State Attackman
Freshman Kendall Carll, All-State Defenseman
Junior Caden Buckner, All-District Midfielder
Junior Sam Rouse, All-District Defenseman
Junior Josh Carnes, All-District Defenseman
Freshman Dillon Magee, All-District Attackman
Senior Conor Beckett, Honorable Mention All-District Midfielder
Head Coach Andrew Hodgson - 2019 North District Coach of the Year.
The mission of the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse Program is to introduce, promote, and teach the great game of lacrosse to the youth of the Lovejoy community – 1st grade through High School – in a fun, safe, and sportsmanlike environment. As a young program, we are committed to developing the skills of every child in our program to help them develop into a well-rounded and educated lacrosse player. Our program is dedicated to instilling the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, a love of the sport of lacrosse, and respect for everyone involved – including teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials. Every child, regardless of initial skill level, will have the opportunity to learn the game and develop individual and teamwork skills.
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