Lacrosse debuts at middle school

By David Gobel

The Middle School has a lacrosse team for the first time in Wolverine history. The team, coached by Tom Payton, has already beaten Brentwood and won the Los Angeles Lacrosse League jamboree.

“There has always been interest in a middle school lacrosse team, but we have not been able to do it because of lack of field space. Now that the field has expanded, we are able to have one,” said varsity coach Mark Haddad.

The team has a mix of experienced and amateur players.

The Wolverines won all four matches they played in the LALL jamboree, an under-14 tournament held at the beginning of the MS lacrosse season.

“In the Jamboree tournament, we came in with no experience playing as a team, but we really came together by the end. We really rose to the occasion during the tournament,” Payton said.

“We got a huge win from Brentwood. The main for our team this year is to set the foundation: we want the kids to feel comfortable,” Payton said.

The team plays today against Oaks Christian.