Boys Lacrosse

Lacrosse has been played competitively at Darrow for many decades, returning to the Mountainside in 2014 after a brief lapse. Each spring the lacrosse team comes together to continue this longstanding and proud athletic tradition. The determination, team spirit, hard work, and sportsmanship displayed by the Darrow lacrosse team are a model for all Darrow sports teams. Girls are invited to play on this team (league is boy’s rules and equipment). 

Lacrosse Calendar

«April 2017»
  • Lacrosse vs. Woodhall (away)
    4/12/2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Lacrosse vs. Woodhall (away)

    In the team’s season opener, Darrow Lacrosse traveled to Bethlehem, Connecticut to take on the Phoenixes of Woodhall School in a spirited match that culminated in a 22-6 Darrow victory. Darrow’s returning players hit the ground running, ably anchoring the team at defense, midfield and attack, and showing noticeable improvement since last year. Although almost half of the Darrow players are new to the sport and were playing in their very first lacrosse game, a spectator would have been hard pressed to tell these rookies from the veterans. The new team members played their first game with commendable intensity, aggressiveness and determination, contributing significantly to the team’s effectiveness everywhere on the field and getting a crash course in how to play this sport under game conditions. Thanks to their heads-up play, combined with steadfast support from the midfield, Darrow’s attack unit had a banner day, accounting for all 22 of the team’s goals. The majority of Darrow’s goals came off of assists, as the team showed its unselfish commitment to winning by passing and by finding the open man. Playing in his first ever lacrosse game, rookie goalkeeper Felix ’18 made an impressive debut between the pipes, making numerous saves and gaining confidence in his ability to stop shots and initiate successful clears (in a new Darrow tradition, Felix was recognized by his teammates with the game award). Darrow is now gearing up to host Storm King on Wednesday, April 19th in the team’s home opener. Having lost to Storm King in the league championship last May, the Darrow players are eager for a rematch and optimistic about their continued success as the season unfolds.
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  • Lacrosse vs. Storm King (home)
    4/19/2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Lacrosse vs. Storm King (home)

    In a rain-soaked home opener that pitted the Ducks against both a strong opponent and the elements, the Darrow stickmen battled heroically but came out on the wrong end of a 3-14 score against Storm King. Despite holding a 2-1lead at the end of the first quarter, Darrow wasn't able to convert its offensive possessions into goals, and struggled to contain a potent Storm King attack. Darrow's scoring came from co-captain Connor '17 with one goal and four year starter Frank, who played all three field positions at different points in the game, with two. Darrow goalkeeper Felix '18 had another strong showing, continuing to grow in confidence and skill between the pipes. Another bright spot of this game was the continued improvement and dramatic on-field impact of Darrow's new players. Kudos to the entire Darrow squad for a stalwart and determined effort under difficult conditions. The Ducks now turn their attention to preparing to host Woodstock next Saturday.
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  • Lacrosse vs. Woodstock (home)
    4/22/2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Lacrosse vs. Woodstock (home)

    Thanks to a strong performance by the entire Darrow squad, particularly the new players on the team, the Duck laxmen prevailed over visiting Woodstock Day School by a score of 11-4. Darrow displayed noteworthy improvement in numerous aspects of the team's game play, including passing, clearing, ground balls and faceoffs. The team also used this game to improve its proficiency in subbing on the fly. Goalkeeper Felix '18 had another solid outing between the pipes, notching multiple saves and implementing new clearing options. Darrow's scoring came from six different players, including attackmen Frank ’17 and Luke ’18 with three goals each, co-captain and midfielder Sam ’18 with two, co-captain and attackman Connor ’17 with one, co-captain Kevin ‘17, scoring on a long stick clearing run from defense, and midfielder Jared ’20, scoring the first goal of his Darrow career. Sam and Luke led the team in ground balls, scooping up eleven and ten respectively to help Darrow stay on the offensive. The Darrow team came out of the game feeling confident about its continuing improvement and its growing cohesion on the field, and is eager to take on Marvelwood at home next Wednesday.

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  • Lacrosse vs. Marvelwood (home)
    4/26/2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Lacrosse vs. Marvelwood (home)

    In a spirited match against a league rival who has historically been the most even matchup in the Ducks’ schedule, the Darrow lacrosse team bested the visiting Marvelwood Pterodactyls by a score of 18-7. In a very promising omen for next year's campaign, Darrow's goal production came from eight different players, including three players new to the sport scoring the first goals of their Darrow careers - midfielders Zion ‘17, Marco ‘18 and Henry ‘18 all found the back of the Marvelwood net thanks to their own determined play and the skilled playmaking of their more experienced teammates. Veteran attackmen Frank ‘17 (2), co-captain Connor ‘17 (5), and Luke ‘18 (4), co-captain and midfielder Sam ‘18 (3), and long-stick middie Desmond ‘17 (1) all contributed to Darrow's scoring as well. Goalkeeper Felix ‘18 continued to grow in poise and confidence as he learns the ins and outs of his position. The Darrow stickmen now turn their attention to preparing to give their Spring Family Weekend spectators a strong showing against the visiting Woodhall Phoenixes on Saturday.
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