TJ Swore | Echo
As the Spring season draws closer, the anticipation and excitement continues to grow for the Taylor lacrosse program. The 2019 season will be the first official one for Trojan lacrosse.
The team has been working hard this off season and is eager to get the season started. The workouts and indoor practices have been going well, but with the winter weather they have been itching to get outside on the real field.
A main focus of the team this year is to set the foundation for the program and success in years to come.
"I'm excited for the ability to shape what the lacrosse culture on this campus will look like," Freshman midfielder Kaleb Sena said.
There are a number of difficulties that come with a first year program. Inexperience will be apart of the team this year with a lot of young freshman on the squad, but they are optimistic and ready to go out there and prove themselves.
Head Coach Brad Bowser said that so far it's been like a roller coaster of ups and downs with the team but they are beginning to grow and hit their stride as the season approaches. His main goal is to set a good culture and for the team to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
"It's a privilege to be a Senior on this team in the first year and I'm happy for the opportunity to be a leader," Senior Josiah Peterson said.
He also talked about how he hopes he can influence the younger guys on the team and help them out, but mentioned he has already learned quite a bit from them and it has been fun to figure things out together.
The team has added three former football players in Tyler Gerig, Jeff Kaczmarek and Nate Phillips.
"They've been a big boost for us physically and athletically and added a breath of fresh air to the team," Bowser said.
The Trojan's season is set to begin on March 2 against Lindenwood in Belleville, Illinois.