Mustangs to open lacrosse season this week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 March 2022 at 9:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – The Medina lacrosse team’s contingent of veteran upperclassmen includes, in front, Cayden Lilleby, Josh Wilson, Noah Skinner and Ollie Wilson. In back are Lilly Carpenter, Zaric Boyce, Colvin Stalker, Sam Kingsbury and Zach Oliver.

Nine veteran upperclassmen anchor the lineup for the Medina lacrosse team which will open the local high school spring sports season this coming week with a pair of games at Lockport on Wednesday (5 p.m.) and at home against Salamanca on Friday (6 p.m.).

The Mustangs veteran group includes seniors Zaric Boyce, Colvin Stalker, Sam Kingsbury, Lily Carpenter and Zach Oliver along with juniors Josh Wilson, Ollie Wilson, Cayden Lilleby and Noah Skinner.

Josh Wilson scored 20 goals last season while Boyce had 12 goals and 20 assists and Lilleby 7 goals.

The Mustangs also have some varsity experience in sophomores Will Prest, Jacob Rissew, Jackson Clute, Jack Schultz, Dylan Lonnen, Sawyer Kingsbury and Jack Cecchini. Clute and junior Xavier King are vying for the starting goalie position.

The Mustangs key graduation losses included scoring leaders Mitchell Silversmith (38 goals, 8 assists) and Zach Blount (22 goals, 15 assists) along with midfielder Mark Reigle and goalie Robert Morehouse.

“It’s a very young team so our returning junior and senior starters will have to step up real quick,” said Coach Todd Eick. “It will be an interesting season. I think we’ll have some unsung heroes step up for us.”

The Mustangs are competing in the Section VI Class D Division this season along with Akron, Newfane, Wilson, Depew, Tonawanda, Salamanca and Gowanda.

March: 23 at Lockport, 5 p.m.; 25 – Salamanca, 6 p.m.; 29 – at Eden, 7 p.m.; 31 – at Depew, 6 p.m.
April: 2 – Brockport, 10 a.m.; 4 – at Grand Island, 7 p.m.; 7 – Tonawanda, 5 p.m.; 20 – Akron, 7 p.m.; 22 – Lockport, 5 p.m.; 23 – Starpoint, 11 a.m.; 26 – Depew, 5:30 p.m.; 28 – Wilson, 5 p.m.
May: 5 at Akron, 5 p.m.; 7 – at Iroquois, 11 a.m.; 12 – at Gowanda, 5 pm.; 17 – at Newfane, 6 p.m.