The team of over 20 students can be found learning the ins and outs of lacrosse from coaches Zach Traynor and Matt Briggs, both teachers at Carroll. Getting things started wasn’t easy, but the attainment of two grants paired with the support of Carroll’s administration made the resurgence of lacrosse at Carroll a reality. The US Lacrosse First Stick Grant sponsored 20 full sets of equipment worth $10,500. Carroll also received a $2,000 grant from Notre Dame that will assist with uniforms. Currently, the team has a GoFundMe page that has raised $2,800 of the $5,000 goal to assist with uniforms, equipment, gear, transportation, and other expenses.
The team has just over two weeks before they suit up and hit the field. The season officially begins on March 13th with a scrimmage against Bowie High School. The season consists of, “mostly schools with developing teams who we’d be competitive against them and they’d be competitive against us,” explains Traynor. The schedule isn’t yet finalized, but the students are ready. Coach Traynor explains that his main goal is to, “lay a strong foundation for an eventual return to JV and Varsity status.”
Those who would like to donate to the program can contribute via GoFundMe here. Alumni lacrosse players are encouraged to become active participants in the team’s training and coaching by reaching out to Zach Traynor at email@example.com.