Boys’ lacrosse contends against St. Paul

Park looks to secure first win


Creston Halstead

Sophomore Will Schoenecker twirls his stick in order to maintain possession. The game occurred at 5 p.m. April 25 at the St. Louis Park stadium.

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammertstrand

During the boys’ lacrosse game April 25, the team felt drained and in the wrong mentality, according to junior Flynn Spano.

“It started before the game even started,” Spano said. “I think a block our team has is not preparing for the game correctly.”

According to Spano, the team needs to be in a good mental state in order to be efficient.

“Kids need to start dialing in before they even get to the field,” Spano said. “Before the school day is even over, just sort of walk in and get in that mentality that it’s go time. Flip that switch and get ready.”

According to assistant coach Carlos Siguenza, despite losing 2-9, Park is in the process of learning its strengths and showing real competition.

“We have the talent, we have a lot of things going for us,” Siguenza said. “We just have to find a way to come in together and get it all to click.”

Although lacking on defense, Park has shown considerable offensive potential during many attacks and forward movements, according to Siguenza.

“When we’re talking, we move the ball well,” Siguenza said. “When our offense is in the right mindset, they do their rotations and move well as a unit.”

According to Spano, as an attackman, his goal reminded the team of its capabilities and gave a glimpse of its future capacity.

“It felt like there was another jolt of energy going through me,” Spano said. “It just got me hyped up and I felt like we could have started something.”

According to Siguenza, Park will continue to practice fundamentals and round out the team by conditioning younger players to compete at this level.

“We need to be able to catch and throw before we can throw any wild plays,” Siguenza said. “If they can put in the time, I’m going to see improvement.”

Park has upcoming back-to-back games 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 vs Tartan High School and Providence Academy at Tartan High School and Providence Academy, respectively, according to MN Lacrosse Hub.