Editor’s Note: Welcome to our NAIA lacrosse season-in-review series. Each day for the next month or so, we will be recapping last year’s NAIA lacrosse season in advance for the 2020 season. Today, we are looking Lawrence Tech out of the WHAC.
2019 Lawrence Tech Review
The Devils were like the annoying little brother in 2019. They gave the WHAC elite all they could handle throughout the year. The Blue Devils showed that they’re growing up by going 11-7 last year with arguably the hardest schedule in the NAIA. The boys in blue ended the season with a berth in both the NAIA invitational tournament and the WHAC championship game.
The Blue Devil’s lost only four players to graduation in 2020. The loss of star senior midfielder Brendan Oles (31 goals, 17 assists) will sting as his offensive production will be hard to replace. Tech also loses Brett Foley on defense, midfielder Alex Schlueter and goalie Jacob Sacdalan. They will miss the strong leadership from last year’s senior class in 2020.
2020 Lawrence Tech Outlook
Here come the young guns. Lawrence Tech will return seven of its eight leading scorers. The boys will look for Jacob Flood (32 goals, 2 assists), Maveric Muscat (14 goals, 33 assists), and Justin Light (37 goals, 10 assists) to build off their strong 2019 campaigns and lead them into 2020. The Devils will also return their two stud defensive players in Wyatt Nedbal (19 caused turnovers) and Nic Kubik (58% faceoff draw win percentage).
Way Too Early Prediction
This team has weapons all over the field and will be dangerous in 2020. The question is, can they finally get over the hump and become an elite NAIA team? This is a team that can beat any team in the NAIA if they play to their potential. This team will compete for a WHAC title and will be a contender once championship weekend hits.