Solid Lacrosse Season Ends in Semifinal Game

Posted May 1, 2018 / Last updated May 7, 2018

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Senior goalie Charles Hamilton directs his defense to stop the ball in the state semifinal game, played in Lafayette, La.

Senior goalie Ryan Hamilton directs his defense to stop the ball in the state semifinal game, played in Lafayette, La.

On Saturday, April 28, the Jesuit lacrosse team lost 11-5 to St Paul’s in the state semi-finals, ending the 2018 season. The final four game was played at St. Thomas More in Lafayette, La.

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During the game, Jesuit was led by Ross Champagne’s 2 goals. Aiden Roberts, Zach Charneco, and Luke Powers each added a goal as well.

Blue Jays celebrate after a late goal.

Blue Jays celebrate after a late goal.

Senior defender James Bradford and junior midfielder Michael Schmidt each had an assist.

The face-off squad, led by Clark Romig and Jack Unger won 14 out of 20 face-offs keeping the Jays in the game until late. Romig led the team with nine ground-ball pickups, and Unger added eight more.

Ryan Hamilton had 12 saves in goal.

2018 was a good season as Jesuit earned the titles of South District Champions and State semi-finalists. Head lacrosse coach Saban Sellers, who just completed his first season as head coach, noted that senior leadership provided a solid nucleus for a team filled with underclassmen.

“I’m really proud of this group,” Sellers said. “We had a lot of underclassmen step up in a big way the whole season, and we had great leadership from our senior captains. We always have the goal of being state champs, so it’s unfortunate we didn’t get the result we wanted, but we will come back even stronger next year and will be returning most of our varsity squad. We are already looking forward to next season and making another run at a state title.”

There were also individual players who earned league honors. The following players made the Louisiana High School Lacrosse League 2018 honor roll: seniors Aiden Roberts (midfield) and Peyton Queyrouze (defender) were 1st team All-State, sophomore Clark Romig (FOGO) and junior Ross Champagne (attack) were 2nd team All-State

All four of the aforementioned players also made the All South District 1st team. On the All South District 2nd team were the following: junior Elliott Hattier (attack), sophomore Luke Powers (LSM), senior Ryan Hamilton (goalie), and senior James Bradford (defender).