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Lind and Kim secure a spot on varsity lacrosse

As the spring sun shines on the field, there’s an undeniable energy that sweeps through the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team. Charlie Lind and Lucas Kim have both been playing lacrosse for a large portion of their lives, Lind playing for seven years and Kim playing for three. This aspect earned them spots on the varsity team as freshmen, Matthew Larsen, Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Head Coach, said 

Making varsity as a freshman is slowly becoming more common, Larsen explained, however, it still takes an incredible amount of hard work and talent. 

Their skill for their age is big; we have had a freshman make varsity each year for the last four years, so it is great to see this trend of players coming in who put in the work and are confident in themselves,” Larsen said. 

Varsity was never what Kim expected when he tried out for the team, but he is grateful for the opportunity. 

“I was happy and surprised,” Kim said. “I was not expecting to be on varsity but I am just thrilled that I get to play with a bunch of great guys.”

On the flip side, Lind felt that being selected to be a part of the varsity team was a big accomplishment. 

“When I found out I made varsity, I was excited that I accomplished what I wanted to do,” Lind said. “All around, I was happy and proud of what I had accomplished.”

The two freshmen started their passion for lacrosse by having family ties to the sport. Their extended family played lacrosse growing up, inspiring them to play the sport as well, Lind explained. 

“I chose lacrosse because it was something my dad played and it was simple and similar compared to other sports I played,” Lind said. 

Kim had his motivation fueled by his mom, who inspired him to play the sport at a young age. 

However, Lind and Kim could not be where they are today without the support of their friends and family. Their passion and determination to the sport is due to the encouragement from loved ones, Lind explained. Kim with the fortification from his mother and Lind with his grandfather. 

“ My grandpa is my biggest supporter,” Lind said. “He asks me about every game and goes to everyone he can too. He is highly interested in my sports and loves watching them.”

The team expects to have a successful comeback this season, with a record of two wins and three losses so far, Larsen said. Putting in the effort and hard work is what is expected on varsity. While success this year is important, the team has hope that both Kim and Lind will shape into leaders in years to come. 

“Their future is bright,” Larsen said. “I have no doubt they will put in the work to be successful future leaders of this program.”

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