Boys Lacrosse Team Is Hot Entering The Playoffs


The boys lacrosse team at West Potomac is going into the Patriot District Tournament hot. Coming to the end of the season, the boys have a record of 9 wins and 4 loses. After winning the district and making the regional finals last year, the team entered the Patriot Conference with tougher opponents from last year’s Gunston District.

The team is relatively young, losing seven starters from their championship roster last year. But, the team still brings back a strong senior class who has played in big games before. “The team has struggled staying consistent this year, we began to practice harder and added new pregame drills to get ready for the game,” Makin Eitel, senior captain and goalie said.

George Stamos, a starter on varsity since his freshman year, acts as an on-field leader, “From being on the team at such a young age I learned that everyone on the field is just a player, so it only matters how you perform for your team. I gained knowledge and experience from my coaches and teammates that I’ll pass on to the underclassmen,” Stamos said. 

Stamos, acknowledged as one of the top players on the field, will be furthering his lacrosse career at the University of Maryland next year. “Being able to play at the next level is definitely a blessing. I get to play a sport I love for another four years at the next level, not much can beat that,” he said.

Also, senior captain Aidan McClanahan is able to get back on the field after missing a year due to a torn ACL. “Last year during my recovery I took time to perfect my game, working on the little things like getting stronger and faster to prepare for this season,” McClanahan said about his recovery process. “It means a lot to know I can finally play for my team and help our success on the field, as well as be a leader for the team, creating an environment that will be in place for years to come,” McClanahan said. 

As the season is winding down, the team enters the Patriot District playoffs, starting Friday, May 9th at West Potomac High School.