Predicting Jamesville-Dewitt will once again contend for a New York state championship is hardly going out on a limb.
After all, the Red Rams have won three state titles the last five seasons.
How does JD look heading into 2013?
For a look, we turn to Justin Diamond. The senior attackman is bound for Boston University.
Diamond will follow the path to college lacrosse started by his brother, Brad Diamond, a sophomore attackman at Pace University, as well as many current and former JD players who have taken their talents to the D-I level, including current Syracuse Orange players Alex Hatem (freshman midfielder) and Eric DeJohn (freshman attackman) and SU-bound classmate Jordan Evans (attack/midfield).
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
I’ve been lifting and shooting. I have also been going to Manley Field House (at Syracuse University) to shoot and run one-on-ones and two-on-twos. It gives me the opportunity to play and learn from experienced guys, We have a blast.
How does our schedule look,what games are you looking forward to the most and who will you be scrimmaging?
I actually look forward to our non-league games. They seem to be the most competitive. We have West Genny, Fairport and Nisky this year and these are very competitive.
We are also scrimmaging Fayetteville-Manlius and we usually scrimmage Christian Brothers Academy and hope we do this year. I think (new CBA Head) Coach (Ric) Beardsley will make it a great game.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this year?
Definitely Luke Johnson (Tufts 2013) He’s fast, strong, he goes left or right and shoots hard and can finish. He’s good facing off.
He’s fun to watch.
What do you think the strength of your team is this year?
We have tons of talent this year. If we spread the ball and play as a team, we should do very well in league and could come away with more hardware.
How do you view the race in our league this year and who do you think will contend?
I feel we will do well in our league. I believe Homer is in our league again and they are usually pretty competitive.
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