My son, DJ, has coached the South River Seahawks lacrosse team for several years.
He played on the Anne Arundel Junior College team that won the college’s first national championship title. He followed with two years playing for the Loyola Greyhounds. His mother and I watched him in many games locally and followed him to games at Syracuse, Brown University, and Notre Dame to name a few. He played club lacrosse after college before settling on coaching the Seahawks.
The Seahawks have developed into a quality team that enjoys a good measure of success. They played in two county leagues last year and lost only one game. They won both league championship tournaments. Their success followed them to a win in a LAX tournament held in Baltimore.
The team competed this year in two leagues and today vied for the championship of one. They won the semifinal game but lost in a nail-biter, 6-5. Tomorrow is the semifinal and finals for the second league.
One of the Seahawk stars is *of course* my grandson. He plays long-pole defense and is proficient at the position. Over the years, he is all of 12, he has played attack and middie but settled on defense as his preference. He likes the long-pole over the short lacrosse stick. His grandparents think he is very good.
Not to slight his fellow players, they contribute equally to the team’s success. Most of them have played together for several years and work well together. They are a team that is fun to watch, on and off the turf.
I encourage you to take in a Seahawks’ game if you are near Annapolis, Maryland during the lacrosse season. You will not be disappointed.