The 2012 season couldn’t have been any sweeter for Fairfield Prep.
The Jesuits held on for an 8-6 win over Ridgefield in the Connecticut Class L state title game to avenge for a state-title game loss to the Tigers a year earlier.
How do the defending champs look entering 2013?
For more on that, we turn to James Marusi.
The defender/longstick midfielder has one final varsity season before heading off to UMass.
The 6-foot-1 Marusi has strong stick skills and excels in unsettled situations.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
I have been lifting for four days a week and playing indoor lacrosse every Sunday.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
Our schedule is very tough this year, as usual. We have really great out-of-state games that I’m looking forward to like Chaminade, St. Anthonys, Delbarton, Duxbury, Don Bosco,and The Hill Academy.
We also have Greenwich and Wilton, both great FCIAC teams. We scrimmage John Jay as well, which will be very competitive.
What player or players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
I think some sophomores and juniors will definitely surprise some people this year. We have some good young talent coming up who can play the game well.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
Our team defense should be a very strong piece for our team this year. We have a lot of experience on that end of the field, and on the other end we return two very good attack men who are seniors; Kevin Brown and Tim Edmonds.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Hopefully, we will be fortunate enough to compete in another state championship again.
In Class L, Ridgefield, Greenwich, Simsbury, Staples and Glastonbury are all good teams that could win states if they play well.
We have a lot of work to do as a team and it’s very early to tell who will go deep in the playoffs this year.
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