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The Jetstream Journal

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The Jetstream Journal

Air Academy High School's Student News Publication

The Jetstream Journal

Boys Lacrosse Seniors looking to end their stellar run on top

The seniors on the boys lacrosse team are looking to end their high school career with a ring.
Senior Ethan Montoya during one of the Kadets lacrosse games last season.
Senior Ethan Montoya during one of the Kadets lacrosse games last season.

Air Academy’s boys lacrosse team has high expectations this season and a huge reason for that is because of their senior class. These high expectations come from the chemistry the team has built and that they have most of their team from last year returning for this upcoming season. These are the two reasons why the team has high hopes for their last season of playing with one another.

With the boys lacrosse rankings coming out soon, the team is expected to be in the top 10. This is because of the season that they had last year and the experience they have coming back that most teams don’t have.

“The big thing for us is team chemistry and that is what will take us off into the postseason,” senior Jeremiah Day stated. 

The Kadets boys lacrosse team is used to going deep in the postseason. Their freshman and junior year they made it to the 2nd round of playoffs. Then they made it to the state championship game their sophomore year.

The team has 12 seniors coming back, which means they will be returning half of their team from last year. A big return will be their top scorer from last year, he averaged one goal per game and scored 28 goals for the entire season which was second most on the team. This year’s senior class last year combined for 82 out of the 138 goals that the team scored last year. This made up half of the team’s goals.

“Cheyenne Mountain lost a lot of seniors which helps because they are a tough rival, this will make it easier to get pay back on them,” senior Ethan Montoya expressed. 

It is a big rivalry game for the Kadets in every sport but lacrosse takes it more personally than other sports do. Most of the sophomores on the team were a part of the 2021-2022 team that lost to Cheyenne Mountain 10-5 in the state championship two years ago. This adds extra motivation for the team to complete their main goal of winning a state championship come the end of season.

“We will be successful this year due to the unselfishness that everyone on the team has, not one guy plays selfish and we operate like a well oiled machine,” senior Aaron Sheriff exclaimed.

The team has a chemistry with each other that they have been working on before most of them weren’t in high school. A lot of them have played on the same club team or have been playing with each other since their high school career has started. This is the key source for why the Kadets have a chance to be very successful this upcoming season.

It is almost like an all or nothing mentality from the senior class this season. With their first game in about a month on March tenth versus Dakota Ridge, the expectations couldn’t be more higher. The senior class is looking to end on top by winning a state championship at Denver University come May twenty second.


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Ely Ferrara
Ely Ferrara, Reporter
My name is Ely Ferrara and, I am senior.  I first got into journalism when I was 8 because of my Uncle Mike. He is a freelance writing in Oklahoma and covers every kind of sports from high school up to professional sports. I found interest in this because I am a huge sports fan, and I loved that he was able to express how he felt about sports related topics.  My favorite sport to play is basketball which I have been playing since I was 5 years old. My favorite sport to watch is football and has been my entire life. After I graduate, I will hopefully be attending the University of Oklahoma and major in journalism. Going to OU has been a dream of mine ever since I was 5 years old.

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