Boys Lacrosse

Addy Ehleiter, Sports Director

If you see boys wearing Rocky Mountain High School gear around the school, do not worry… their Sabercat spirit is not extinct. These boys simply belong to the district wide lacrosse team. While currently known as Rocky Mountain Lacrosse, they will soon be switching to the Poudre School District Stars, like a number of other district teams.

Boy’s lacrosse team admiring their five point lead during their game against Boulder’s lacrosse team.

This team welcomes players from all four district high schools, however, athletes from Fossil Ridge High School take up a large portion of their roster. With a very strong varsity team this year, they have been able to remain undefeated with an eight game winning streak, even after playing against several of the top teams in the state. 

The Head Coach, Will Cantwell, has been coaching the team for the past two seasons. Prior to coaching at Rocky, Cantwell was an assistant coach at Thompson Valley High School for five years before taking over as the Head Coach for an additional five years. After great success coaching for the 4A team including a number one ranking for two years, Cantwell took a year off from coaching.

Eve though Coach Cantwell has only been coaching the team for a couple of seasons, he has been impressed with the teams overall atmosphere. “I think it is a good group of young men, and they seem to really enjoy being around each other.” With the team being such a diverse group of kids from all four high schools and all grade levels, the coaches believe in having a unified team and for people to “put aside some of those old rivalries in other sports,” As seen in the success of the team, especially this year, the boys are able to stick together and work hard for a great season. 

Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Team gathers to debrief a play.

Due to the fact that the game of lacrosse is not as publicized as some other sports in the district are, the teams have not received much support at their home or away games this season. The Rocky lacrosse team is made up of a large number of Fossil’s players and because of this, both players and coaches are hopeful that more people will come out to support the team. “It’s an exciting, fast, skilled game, and the more people we can get to come out and give, not only our team a chance, but the sport a chance, will encourage the dynamic as a whole,” explains Cantwell. 

Fossil Ridge senior, Alex Feldman shown playing in their game against Boulder.

As the team continues through the season, they hope that more people will come to support the team. The boys will be playing on Wednesday, April 20, at Rocky Mountain High School against Thompson Valley High School at 7:00 p.m.. Wish them good luck for the rest of their season.