Lacrosse wins season opener without a coach, 11-1

On Feb. 17, lacrosse played their first game of the season and came out with an 11-1 victory against Royal High School. 

The team pushed themselves this entire offseason, considering the team won one game last season, and they did not have a head coach for several months.  

Since Oct. 2021, the team has not been able to officially announce a new head coach. Al Vanhook has been running practices as of the last two weeks and is the acting head coach, but was not able to coach their first game. Principal Sara Exner and Athletic Director Dr. Logan Fox were on the sidelines for the season opener, but the entire game was coached by the players themselves. 

“Not having a coach for this game was just another chip on our shoulder,” said senior Adam Roseman. 

Senior Evan Caplan believes that because they went so long without a head coach, the team was able to bond and motivate each other. The team also credits Exner and Fox for supporting the hardworking team.

Evan Caplan, Adam Roseman, Ryan Yates, Cade Miller and Gabe Kritzer all scored goals for the Coyotes. Goalie Evan Roche finished the night with four saves for Calabasas. 

The team will play again at home on Feb. 23 against Village Christian.