“We are going to find out where we are at right away,” Robinson said. “We were 1-3 against those teams last year.”
2012 record: 1-11 MIAA B, 2-11
Top players: Senior Greg Wootton (G); junior Emory Parker (D).
What you need to know:
The Dragons return five starters from a season ago, including captains and defensive anchors Greg Wootton and Emory Parker. Glenelg Country increased its numbers this season, carrying 20 players, but are very young. There are just two seniors and four juniors on the roster — the rest are all underclassman.
Coach Risto Worthington believes the youth will be both good and bad.
“It’s good because we are building a solid foundation for our lacrosse program,” Worthington said. “It can be bad because we are in a ‘trial by fire’ situation. We will have to learn some lessons the hard way but it will pay off towards the end of the season.”
Collin Dizon leads a strong and skilled attack unit. A rough five-game stretch on the road in April will show the Dragons where they are. Freshmen Wyatt Naylor (A), Sean Escalante (M), Pat Welsh (M), Eric Wootton (D), Sam Smith (M), Brandon Harry (A) and Reid Chaconas (M) will all see the field early.
2012 record: 6-7 MIAA C, 7-8
Top players: Senior Jamel Murphy (MF); juniors Jordan Jones (D), Hochang Han (F), Patrick Carson (A), Nick Taylor (MF) and John Rolewicz (MR); sophomores James Mannino (G), Temi Aladesuru (MF), Tommy Carlson (G) and Jack Flynn (MF).
What you need to know: The Yellowjackets went from one win in 2011 to seven victories last season. They are looking to continue on that upswing with a youthful squad that will be buoyed by experience in key positions.
Four-year starter Jamel Murphy leads the way on offense along with Patrick Carson. The offense gets started thanks to Hochang Han on face-offs.
“Our offensive players have the most experience and will lead the team,” said first-year head coach Mark DeCrispino. “The team graduated their starting defense from last year and our defense will be rebuilding.
Jordan Jones will be the leader of an untested defense. A key will be getting the young players up to speed quickly. The team took a hit after losing sophomore Luke McNamara for the season with a knee injury.