BMHS PrideTime Reporter
Last season the Brien McMahon Boys lacrosse team went 8-10 overall and 5-8 in FCIAC play. The Senators are back this year and they are ready for a huge season. Senior captain Bash Cunningham had this to say about the upcoming season “ I think we’re gonna have a really good season. The team has a lot of heart and we all play with a gritty, pit bull like mentality's. The goal is to make the FCIAC and State tournament.” Obviously expecting to make both the FCIAC and state tournament is a tremendous goal to have especially coming off an 8-10 season in which the team lost ten seniors. So how will it happen? It all starts with the top players.
The Senators are expecting a lot out of two returning starters on offense Bash Cunningham and Ian Campbell. In order for the team to succeed these two guys must have big seasons and with their mentality there is no reason why they shouldn't, considering they had 67 points combined last season.
Defense wins championships, right? Well, the Senators sure have a brick wall defense. It all starts with the University of Richmond commit and two times all FCIAC member senior goalie Peter Ripperger. He is a stud between the pipes and the team relies on him game in and game out. Next is Senior Captain and defenseman Corey Muldoon. If you have ever seen Corey you can tell he is a force to be reckoned with on the field due to his massive frame. Corey and Peter combine to make quite the great defensive combo.
The Senators sure have their work cut out for them though due to them being apart of the FCIAC conference. The FCIAC is exceptionally competitive when it comes to boys lacrosse. Senior Captain Bash Cunningham said, “The big four teams are Wilton, Greenwich, Ridgefield, and Staples. Those are the hardest teams on our schedule but I know for sure my boys are not intimidated by anyone regardless of their record and I know they will compete for the full 48 Minutes.” The FCIAC conference is historically great in Lacrosse. In the conference is perennial powerhouse Darien. They are the number one ranked public school in the entire country.Next is Greenwich who lost just five games overall and only one game in FCIAC play last year. Also, there is Wilton who lost just four games last year. The Senators will certainly have their hands full this season and will certainly be up for the challenge game in and game out. The Senators look to open up on a strong note when they open up on the road against Notre Dame-West Haven.