Andrew Hurd ’13, Staff Writer
The Warriors of men’s lacrosse will be starting up a brand new season in March and have high expectations. Following a dominant 2012 spring, the Warriors look to have success in back to back seasons.
The laxmen posted a record of 13-3 and were undefeated at home. Their conference record was also impressive, tallying 8 wins and only 2 losses.
The team has many key contributors returning and will they will be counted on to lead the team to another great season. Senior Mike Perdie expects big things for the team this season and from himself. Perdie says the team has big goals, reaching the NCAA Tournament in particular.
He adds, “Last year we only graduated eight seniors, so we are returning a majority of our starting lineup. The returners are going to carry a heavy load this year to ensure that our younger players stay focused on our goal.” The Warriors will look to pre-season All-Americans Corey Lunney and Greg Melaugh and Honorable Mention All-American Perdie to lead them this season.
Each of these players is coming off a terrific 2012 season and their hard work has been noted. Other key players, including Deejay Brown, Jamie Shand, Bryan Pollack, Jimmy Holland and Brandon Waiter, will also be heavily relied upon. They are all expected to perform at a high level.
Merrimack enters the season ranked fifth in the country and no. 2 in the NE-10 Conference. Perdie likes what he sees so far. “Our team looks pretty solid, but we are striving for perfection and we are continuing to work towards that everyday,” he said. Their first game is at home on March 9 vs. Limestone, a key game for the Warriors.