Lacrosse sticks together through season


Iliad/Robert Houshan

Senior Jadon Vallese wins his face off, leaving his opponent in the dust and him with the ball.

Carson Timbol, Staff Writer

Lacrosse is one of the tougher sports. Many Poway players have been at a single position in lacrosse for many years, so their craft is near perfect at their own position. Like a basketball game’s tip off, lacrosse has the face off, which determines which team gets the ball first.
Senior Jadon Vallese has played lacrosse for nine years, and as face off for Poway since his freshman year.
“My inspiration to play lacrosse came from my older brother because he had played, and figured I’d give it a try. I learned to love the sport because the feeling you get when your team wins is unmatched to anything else. My favorite memory from my nine years without a doubt is when we beat Torrey Pines freshman year,” Vallese said.
Senior Abel McIntosh also says that his favorite memory is also when Poway beat Torrey Pines during his freshman year because Torrey Pines has been known to be good at many sports, Poway were the underdogs and upset Torrey. McIntosh got into playing lacrosse at Twin Peaks Middle School, and has played since 8th grade. He is currently playing midfielder for Poway.
“I enjoy playing lacrosse because all of the memories I’ve had, and the feeling that I simply get whenever I’m on the field. It made me sad how fast it had all gone by,” McIntosh said.
Senior Kaden Snead played goalie for Poway, and he has played lacrosse for eight years. He says his favorite part are the ties he created. He plans on going to Stevenson University in Maryland to continue playing.
“I got into lacrosse because a friend of mine had offered me free gear, and I’ve played ever since. He gave me it all. I really like the brotherhood and bonds that I’ve formed with all my teammates over the years, and it meant a lot to me to be recognized as a senior because the hard work and effort I’ve put into the program over all my years,” Snead said.
The team went 11-6 in season, and went 2-2 in league. Their playoff run was short-lived, as they lost to La Costa Canyon 11-6 on May 6.