Historic Season for Grand Ledge Lax!


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Evan Selby Celebrating with teammates after big goal. The Comets went on to win this game.

Grant Dorland, CO-EDITOR

Men’s Lacrosse is a physically demanding sport. Players run around the field like soccer and hit each other like it’s hockey. Grand Ledge Lacrosse had the best season in program history and is looking to repeat the same success next year.

` The team finished the year with an astounding record of 19-3! They also won the district championship and their first-ever regional championship. With only two seniors that played in the rotation younger players had to step up. Juniors Ethan Harbin and Isaac Bumgaars led the defensive unit along with goalie Austin Neely. Other Juniors like Matthew Diotte and Evan Selby were key contributors to their offensive attack and midfield. Sophomores like Landon Parker and Caleb Chenault were also major factors in the midfield. 

The Comet’s season, unfortunately, came to an end against Heartland the eventual state champion. “It was a great season and I’m grateful to the seniors that helped us achieve our goals,” Isaac Bomgaars said when asked about the team’s success. “Our team chemistry was really good this year, a lot of guys stepped up as leaders and it made a big difference in how we played,” Bomgaars went on to say. 

Looking at the future of the program there’s a lot to be excited about. The class of 2023 makes up a lot of the starters and with the experience and leadership, they all gained this year they are poised to make another big run come next spring. “We got so many guys coming back man, I am just so excited about what we are going to do,” Bomgaars said about the team’s future.

Although the Comet’s lost deep in the state playoffs their unexpected run has put them on the radar of people around the state. Let’s hope they can make a similar run next year. Go Comets!