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Bronxville’s mission in 2015 is to achieve another school first.
The Broncos won a New York state title for the first time in 2014.
Their goal now is to pull off what would be another first if they are able to repeat that feat.
For a look at the Broncos heading into the start of practice, we check in with Jack Gelinas.
The junior defender committed to Bucknell University in October 2013, a decision first reported here on LaxLessons.com.
Now, here are Jack’s perspectives on the upcoming season.
What have you been doing to get ready for the season?
As individuals, we have all been training hard in the gym and getting our bodies ready for the season.
Recently, we started our winter workouts where we start to warm up our sticks by playing a ton of wall-ball and playing a little box lacrosse.
The winter is always a great time to bring the boys back together and start to rebuild that true team bond.
Also, we play in a winter league at SONO Field House (in Norwalk, CT). In the league, we play against Darien (CT) and Staples, CT who both had very successful years last year and provide for great competition.
How does your schedule look, what games are you looking forward to most, and who are some of your scrimmages against?
This year we have a very challenging and exciting schedule. We play both Smithtown East and Smithtown West, both of whom are phenomenal lacrosse programs. Also, we are playing Greenwich again which was a fun game last year.
Similarly to last year, we will be attending the “Checking for Cancer” event at the Haverford School in Philadelphia. We are playing Salesianum of Delaware.
Going down there was a great experience last year and we hope to have a great game this year swell.
One of our goals this year is to have a more successful out-of-conference record, while we know that to compete with these teams we have a lot of work to put in, we hope to strive for an amazing year.
What players on your team do you think will surprise some people this season?
This season I think many of my teammates will turn some heads.
(Junior) RJ Ambrose, a returning member of the team is a dynamic attackman who should do big things for us by putting some balls in the back of the net.
Also, our returning starting goalie, Andrew Harwood, is a strong leader on the defensive side and should close up the pipes well for us.
Also, I believe that sophomore Brendan Forst should break out as a young high-impact defender and help out with the physical elements of our defense.
Lastly, I think that sophomore Ara Atayan will step up big time for us and have some phenomenal games. He has worked incredibly hard in the off season and should help our offense out a ton.
What do you think the strength of your team will be this year?
I think our biggest strength this year will be the leadership in our seniors.
Our captains, Henry Grass, Michael Crawford, Charlie Tarry and Ted Forst all have embraced their leadership roles and have taken command.
Other seniors like Liam Lynch, Robby Westerfield, Brendan Carty and Brendan Walsh have also contributed to the team mentality that we are trying to instill.
It is very important this year to have fun playing, while also working very hard and getting the job done.
How do you view the race in your league and who do you think some of the contending teams will be?
Our league had a few change this year so we will not be playing all of the same teams we usually do.
Some of the new teams added are building great programs and I can’t wait to play them for years to come.
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