One of the DSHS boy’s varsity lacrosse team’s goals this year is competing as a division 1 program.
“Lacrosse is different from UIL so instead of having 6A, 5A, 4A, etc.,” head coach Bill Cafferata said. “We have Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 with Division 1 being the most elite group of teams.”
After winning a division 2 central district last year, Cafferata would like to see them push themselves and shoot for division 1.
“Even though we have made the move to Division 1, I believe we have the pieces in place to make a run at the playoffs, Cafferata said. “And I would like to the move on to Super Regionals which is something we have done in my first two seasons at the school.”
With 11 seniors returning it is expected to lead the playoffs in May.
“We have an incredible senior class loaded with quality leadership,” Cafferata said.
“It’s going to be a good season because we are only losing three starters from the last season and everyone has gotten a lot better this offseason” senior goalie Tri Hays said.
Unfortunately, it will be Tri’s last year playing lacrosse with the guys he’s played with since middle school.
“I’m excited to play with the other senior that have been playing with me since middle school,” said Hays. “it’s the last time.”
With moving from division 2 to division 1 it’s expected to be a lot more difficult and more competitive for the tigers.
“I think we will make playoffs because we moved from division 2 to division 1,” said Hays. “Competition will be a lot harder.”
With lacrosse being a team sport it is expected for everyone to do their part for the win.
“It is not a sport where you have a set play that you run and you are done, Cafferata said. “It is free flowing and chaotic causing players to think on their feet and react to different situations on the field.”
Catch up with the varsity boys lacrosse team at their first game on Feb. 6th, at 3:00 PM at Cedar Ridge high school against the Raiders!