The Trinity University lacrosse club was in action over the weekend in Waco for their first round of the regional tournament. This was the program’s first appearance in the postseason in over seven years.

The game was a thriller for lacrosse standards, with constant score changes and a dramatic finish. Unfortunately, the Tigers were unable to finish the job, falling 11-15.

“The team played very well. We led for the majority of the game. We lost, but I was proud of how well we played,” said Ben Mulford, a senior and team captain.

Although the result was not what the team had wanted, many of the team members remained positive looking towards the future.

“I’m pretty sad, but overall it was a good experience. The team had a lot of growth throughout the course of the season, and I’m excited to see what the future has in store,” said Henry Vogt, a junior.

Seniors Mel Du, left, and Stephen Chang, right, practice lacrosse. photo by Allison Wolff

The lacrosse program is on an upward trend. This year, the team moved to a new, more competitive conference, the Lone Star Alliance. 

“It was a good first run in the playoffs. We could not have done it without the coaching staff and players that dedicated themselves to our cause. I’m excited for next season because I feel like we’ll be even better,” said Cole Jackson, a junior.

The program was started in 1989, but has experienced substantial growth in recent years, with a full coaching staff and a 35-player roster. 

 “There is a bright future for our program. The first big step was hiring a knowledgeable coaching staff. This is hard to come by because in south Texas, the sport isn’t as popular like in the northeast. The team is also a lot deeper than in years past, so I’m excited to see the team’s future development under this coaching staff,” Jackson said.

While many of the current upperclassman have been important in the team’s growth, faith is in the younger players’ abilities to keep the forward momentum.

“We have a lot of young talent which will really help to stabilize the program to achieve sustained success, we also have a great keeper in Trey Foster,” said Vogt.

Mulford agreed.

“We are going to continue to make progress,” Mulford said. “We have a good group of leaders coming up and a solid freshman class. We are on the up and up.”

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