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Energy Flows Through the Air

January 15, 2019


Photo courtesy of Tucker Turrittin

Senior Shay Kinney Leonhardt celebrates a goal with his teammates.

Once the game starts, there is nothing but constant energy throughout the entire 48 minutes of the game clock running. The lacrosse players always radiate good vibes of hard work, determination, and a drive to get better. On and off the field, BSM lacrosse players are known for the respectfulness throughout the lacrosse community. BSM likes to keep this rep also while playing their best game and destroying teams left and right. The fans that attend the lacrosse games also have a lot to do with the team and their energy. The Red Knights not only play for their school but the fans and each other during every game.

Anna Carr, Varsity Manager: “Every game they played was to better themselves. They hated losing. The coaches were hard on them like with love though. The team was passionate. They all shared a team energy.”

Coach Chuan Klemetsrud, Defensive Coordinator: “Whether it is a win or a loss the team does a good job of not dwelling on the previous outcome. There are always things to improve upon no matter the result and the team comes ready to work the next day to get better.”  

Isabel Erickson, Former Boys’ Lacrosse Manager: “They are very humble whether they win or lose. They wait until they get on the bus to show their emotion.”

Nancy Lothenbach, Parent and Fan: “Parents are super excited and involved I think that’s one of the most fun things that I’ve met some really great parents sitting in the fan section.”

Molly & Ron Kinney Leonhardt, Parents: “Positive. Parents are very friendly with each other, and there is a candy bowl that parents pass around during the game which makes the parents feel more welcomed to the BSM lacrosse team.”

Shay Kinney Leonhardt, Midfield Player: “Get a lot of fans out to the games! Lacrosse is such a fun sport to watch, and I know if they would just give it a chance they would love it. We should be able to crush a lot of teams this year so it will be a good show for sure.”

Buzz Williams, 2018 Alumni, Goaltender, and Senior Captain: “I would say it’s about as dangerous as any other sport. As a goaltender, you will get bruises constantly from shots hitting your body, but those go away quickly. I have been injured a few times. My worst injury was in winter league right before my senior season. I began to run the ball out of the crease, and I was cross checked in the back of the head, which knocked my helmet off of my head, and knocked me to the ground. I woke up a few seconds later to my teammates surrounding me. I had a pretty significant concussion, but I was able to recover.”  

Nancy Lothenbach: “Games are fast moving and fun.”

Rob Horn, Head Coach:  I don’t think we tend to dwell on either one too much, to be honest.  Our season is so short, so no matter the outcome we are usually leaving the sideline prepping for the next one. Clearly, after big wins, we leave with a bigger smile.”

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