2020 Season Preview
The 2020 boys lacrosse team were led by returning seniors Andrew Goebel, Andrew Gangstad, Joe Madden, Connor Ladd, Jack Wardzala, Ben Pohovey, Briggs McGill and Ethan Gosser. Most of these seniors have been the core of the team, as they have played together since the introduction of the Roncalli youth lacrosse program six years ago.
The heart and soul of the unit was led by goalkeeper Andrew Ganstad. He sat behind a two-time, all-state player for three years, waiting for his opportunity to enter the starting lineup. He is a former winner of the prestigious FIVE Award (student-athlete that defines the character of FAITH INTEGRITY VALES EFFORT). He won the award as JV keeper and was the front-runner this year. The defense was to be led by two past starters in Pohovy and Goebel. Both players have earned starting positions with not only hard work and determination, but with their leadership qualities. Madden and Wardzala were scheduled to team up with junior Luke Aldrich on attack. These three have worked on creating some really good chemistry and are capable of scoring a lot of points this season.
McGill, Gosser and Ladd were to be a force as starters on the midfield. All three are the grinders a team needs to get ground balls, create good possessions and dominate on the defensive end...plus score some goals.
There are many promising players in the program, among them are midfielders Hayden Fitzgerald, Colin Prior, Alex Cerimele, attackers Joseph Corbett, Chris Abraham, defenders Joe Hurlle, Thomas Ralston and goalkeeper Ryan Sissons.
This team was filled with experienced, fairly experienced and brand new lacrosse players. The coaches were thrilled to see the growth of this team on and off the field. The dynamic of the senior leadership mixed in with the hope and enthusiasm of the younger players, made this a very special team. This group of players understood that nothing is guaranteed but with faith, strength, community, and teamwork...good things can happen. Good things are happening with this program because of the legacy the seniors are leaving. Thank you, seniors.