With the best record in Burlingame High School history, boys’ lacrosse is looking on track for a very successful season. Led by a strong senior defense and sophomore and junior attack, a playoff berth is solidified with every winning game.
In his third year as coach, Troy Dinkel attributes his team’s success to additional coaching, offseason work, and year-round lacrosse. Not only did the team begin conditioning early in the winter, and multiple players on the team played in private leagues to prepare for the high school season. Dinkel has noticed that this additional experience, whether at BHS or outside of school, has paid off.
“We’re getting a lot of players that have played lacrosse before,” Dinkel said.
While practice has helped the team prepare for games, it has also helped to develop talent within the team. Upperclassmen who have been playing the game for consecutive years have grown as individual players, which in turn has helped the team as a whole.
“Seniors have definitely stepped up this year,” Dinkel said.
Although the team is led by mostly seniors, including notable players such as Adam Battat, Luke Beizer, and Mason Eichensehr, sophomores and juniors have been the top scorers.
Sophomore Luke Eichensehr’s performance in games has been critical to the success of the team. With a total of 25 goals on the season, his impact on the team speaks for itself.
“[We] put in hard work,” Eichensehr said.
With this season going down in the record books at BHS, boys’ lacrosse has a bright future.