By: Matt Rothman
It was a special night at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on Monday, with the seniors from the boys and girls lacrosse team getting recognized.
The boys’ team picked up their third win 26-3. They honored Jerry Thomas, Luke Lesny, Shane Figas, Michael Nason, and Talan Smollett.
“They have helped me on and off the field and held me accountable while learning my first year,” said Head Coach Phillip Locke. “I’ll definitely miss them and hope we’ll stay in touch down the road and maybe even join the coaching side of the team.”
The night was also a special one for Darren Edenbaum, who set the school record for most goals in a season with 44. Edenbaum came in needing eight to set the mark and scored ten in the win.
MSD is now 3-6 this year and will play Pine Crest in their next game on Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. The Panthers are 3-4 this year and beat MSD 11-2 last year.
The girls’ team won their sixth straight game to move to 7-2 with 22-6. They honored Eraj Ali, Raina Grimes, Anna Koesten, and Rebecca Dadlani.
“Our seniors this year have been a wonderful group of girls who all provide leadership and different skills said head Coach Scott Iardella. “Each player has made valuable contributions to our success this season, and it’s been an honor to coach each of them.”
Next, MSD faces Wellington High School on March 27, at 6 p.m. in the teams final home game. The Wolverines are 4-6 this year and have lost three straight.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas boys and girls track and field team both took first place in the Walter Dix Relays on Saturday against J.P. Taravella, South Broward, Seminole Ridge, Coral Springs High School, West Boca Raton, Dillard, and NSU University.
The boys had their best result in the 400 hurdles, with the Eagles taking all three spots. Ethan Engleman finished first, followed by Sahil Sule and Dylan Parcheta in the top three, while James Bronzwaig also took first in the shot put and second in the discus.
MSD’s 4 x 100 relay team of Brandon Allman, Jeremiah Makin, Bryson Gittens, and Krish Sule won first, while Damerius Summers, Noah Ryan, Tevye Singh, and Joseph Cardinale came in second in the Medley Relay. Brandon Allman, Vasean Fairnot, Jeremiah Makin, Krish Sule, and Kyle Campbell all participated as well for MSD, who scored 80 points.
The girls’ team also shined in the 400 hurdles, with Taylor Strauss coming in first, followed by Anikanylah Michel and Addison Levin. Kyanne Meredith won the pole vault, and Elle Speas came in second, while MSD had three relay teams place second.
Kennedy Coleman and Naomi Grissette both placed in the top four, with Olympia Koumoutsaki, Sparta Koumoutsaki, Michele Hirn, Zoha Haider, Nina Duggan, Grissette, Olivia Zeff, and Arianna Abreu competed in the relay races.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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