There are 20 returning players for the Wilmington High School lacrosse team this spring.
Adam Shultz is in his ninth season as the Hurricane head coach. He’ll be assisted by Austin Gray and Cory Hogsett.
Wilmington was 9-8 last season. The Hurricane has started this season with a 1-1 record, losing to Dayton Carroll and winning over Winton Woods.
Of the 20 returning players, there are eight starters, including Logan Camp, Nino Gonzalez, Eric Maus and Patrick Tucker.
“The upperclassmen have created a family atmosphere that is competitive, yet supportive,” Shultz said.
Camp had 21 goals last season while Maus scored 10. Shultz said Camp can become the program’s all-time leading scorer by season’s end. Jake Halley has the school record with 100 goals.
Newcomers of note are Jayce Adkins, Sam Burt, Jayden Coomer, Tyler Curry, Zander Damron, Cam Dukes, Maddox Engram, Aiden Ewing and Tristan Skinner.
Among the top players not returning, all of whom graduated, are Austin Pagett, Ky Bozarth, Jude Martin, Cameron McEvoy, Barrett Powell, Cayden Rhodes and Donovan Vires.
With a goal of a home playoff match and winning record, the Hurricane needs to be “more efficient scoring in extra man offense, transitioning the ball, and spending less time in the penalty box,” Shultz said.
With so many returning players, Shultz is pleased with the growth of the program, which should get another boost this summer.
“We are excited to be hosting a clinic for co-ed youth lacrosse this summer at the park,” Shultz said. “More information will be available closer to summer.”
March 17^Day Carroll^A^730p
March 20^Winton Woods^H^6p
March 27^Little Miami^A^715p
April 28^Summit CD^H^6p
April 29^Canton CC^MVNC^6p
May 5^Winton Woods^A^6p