Men’s Lacrosse heads into postseason at 8-3


Photo by Raquel Hamner

AACC defender Justin Walsh defends against a Harford Community College player.

Vincent Moreland, Sports Editor

AACC Men’s Lacrosse is looking forward to making a run in the postseason this year. 

The team finished the regular season April 13 on a three-game winning streak and with an 8-3 record overall. The Riverhawks will begin national tournament play on May 5. They are ranked No. 5 in the nation.

“I think we’ve done really well this year,” second-year defender Justin Walsh said. “We’ve played at a higher level this year compared to last year, and we got more quality wins against some of the better teams in the country.”

“So far, so good,” head coach Joe Stanilaus said. “We just need to continue to come together as a group, and I think going through the tough games early helped us with that.”

Stanilaus said the team is “peaking at the right time.”

“I talk to the players all the time about playing for May,” Stanilaus added. “The national championship is May 13, and we anticipate playing in it.”

Second-year midfielder Nicolas Renzi said the team needs to “clean up the little things,” but they’ll do “really well” when the postseason begins.

“We haven’t put a full 60 minutes of good play together yet,” Renzi said before their last two games. “But, we’re 6-3 so I can’t really complain about that.”