Boys’ 5/6 DI
CONGRATULATIONS! STATE CHAMPS!
The EG boys 5/6 D1 team had an amazing turnaround season, going from a losing record in 2016 to an RIYLL State Championship. The team completed a perfect season, going 12–0 in league play and 15–0 overall. For the second time this season they defeated the #2 seed, EBay, in the championship game. The boys made a commitment to the team, learned a bunch and put in the hard work necessary to have an undefeated 2017 season and achieve their goal of being "State Champions." - Head Coach Jeff Jordan
Girls’ 7/8 DI
What an absolute fabulous group of girls I had this year. Despite the fact that we lost three of our starters for the season to injury the first week of the season, the team persevered. They played together and cheered each other in in practice and at games, including the injured players who continued to come to games each week even though they couldn't play. We had a great quarter final win in the absolute pouring rain last week. And just as I figured, the girls made the best of it and laughed as we all got totally soaked. Good luck to the 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year. You truly will be missed. And I am looking forward to having next year's 8th graders lead the team to more victories! - Head Coach Lisa Birkett
Boys’ 7/8 DI
The EG 7/8 D1 team came as close as you can get to a State Championship, but lost 11-10 in sudden death OT to an undefeated NK squad. These boys worked hard all season and were extremely dedicated. Adjustments were made as we went and everyone played a role in getting us to the last game. Congrats to all of the D1 7/8 guys. Have a great summer! - Head Coach Peter Briggs
Boys’ 3/4 Maroon
The EG 3rd/4th grade Maroon team had a phenomenal season. Several players participated in the off-season fall and winter programs, so they came into the competitive season with sharp skills. Of the 25 teams in our age group, we finished the regular season in 7th place with a 6-2-1 record. We defeated the 2nd seeded team, North Kingstown Gold, in the quarterfinals of the playoffs by an 8-1 score before losing in the state semifinals to the 3rd seeded team, Providence, 7-5 in a hard-fought and physical game. We led 5-4 with under 7 minutes remaining in the game but couldn’t hold on to the lead. While we lost the game and there were some tears on the sidelines afterwards, the coaches we so proud of not just how much the players had developed over the season but of how much the boys came together as a team. Our team scored the 3rd most goals and surrendered the 2nd fewest goals in the league for our age group. The 5th/6th grade team next year will benefit from a great group of highly skilled and passionate 4th graders who will move up. Similarly, we had a group of 3rd graders who will rule the 3rd/4thgrade league next year! This was a great group of kids, and all of the coaches felt so fortunate to coach them. We will miss them but look forward to watching them play for years to come. - Head Coach Tony Wheeler
The first and second grade boys had a fantastic season! Each year that I have spent with East Greenwich Lacrosse I am sure that parents and players have heard me say how much I adore these players. This year is no exception. We had more athleticism, talent and spirit this year – and we have some second grade boys moving on that are going to join an amazing group of third and fourth grade players. I cannot thank the organization enough and the parents and players for letting me part of this small step in their lacrosse journey! These boys should be incredibly proud of themselves for all that they have achieved and learned this season! - Head Coach Gwyn Andrews
by: EG Lax
Our very own Daniel Locke has committed to College of the Holy Cross to play lacrosse. He will be a junior at Portsmouth Abbey this fall, where he plays LSM for the Ravens.
Dan started playing lacrosse in our program at a very young age, following in the footsteps of older brother Will, who plays for Hobart. That's not all they have in common. Will also played for Portsmouth Abbey and committed to Hobart in his Sophomore year at the school. Father Dave Locke also played in college and served as our board president for several years.
Follow the link to get the whole story: http://www.laxlessons.com/2014/11/25/daniel-locke/
We are so proud of yet another EGLAX alumni taking his skill to the next level!
by: Kim Balkcom