I filed my season preview article on the Greenwich High boys lacrosse team and from talking to head coach Scott Bulkley and looking at the amount of talent on the roster, the Cardinals seem like they’re ready for a successful season.
The inexperienced freshmen and sophomore from last year’s team have grown since last year and not just inch-wise. Bulkley told me the team made a commitment to getting in the best shape possible and everyone spent a lot of time in the weight room, adding those important pounds of muscle.
“Some of the kids on our team went into last season with their eyes wide open, but they got some valuable experience,” Bulkley said. “Our team spent the offseason getting bigger and stronger. This is a very hungry, tight team that has a lot to prove.”
A look at the Cardinals’ schedule shows that they won’t exactly ease their way into the new season. They open the season, as always, against Ridgefield (this is the third year in a row the team’s have met in the opener) Wednesday at home at 4:30 p.m. Then the Cards travel to Wilton Saturday for a 1 p.m. game. After that Staples – a team that beat Greenwich last season – comes to Cardinal Stadium on April 9 at 5 p.m. A road matchup with improving Fairfield Ludlowe takes place on April 11, then Greenwich will visit Lakeland/Panas – always a formidable foe.
The Cards will look to get even with Fairfield Prep - the team that’s ended their season in the state tournament the past three years – April 24 at home and will host Brien McMahon (April 30) and rival Darien (May 10).
“It should be a fun season,” Bulkley said. “I think the FCIAC will mirror college lacrosse where all, or most of the games are close because there is so much parity in the sport.”
Greenwich’s girls lacrosse team will open its season after the boys game Wednesday at Cardinal Stadium at 6:30 p.m., so it should be a fun day of lacrosse at Cardinal Stadium.