It was a festive event that included SM’s steel drum band, the Chick Filet Cow (who gave away a year of free food to two students) and the sounds of Eagles’ announcer, Dana Rockey. Fans from both Santa Margarita and Servite got into the vibe prompting one fan to ask if margaritas were being served. And while there were no margaritas, the Santa Margarita seniors added a 15-5 victory to their memory books.Before the start of the game, all 11 seniors and their parents were introduced and their future plans given. All of the 11 Eagles will be attending 4 year colleges in the fall. Only one of the seniors will be staying in California; the others will be adventuring to places like Manhattan College, University of South Carolina, Boston College, Boston University, Ohio State (3 boys) and other fine schools, some playing lacrosse, some not. The seniors have been through a lot together but in the end they showed that high school is about academics, friendship, opportunities, and also lacrosse. Senior Hayden Ruiz lead all scorers with 3 goals and 2 assists. However, all of the seniors made important contributions. Greg Yosenick and Wes Schuler had two goals a piece. Chris Angelich had 1 goal and an assist. Konnor Bremer had two assists. Michael Senecal had 1 goal and an assist. Drew Webster had a goal and an assist. Billy Haines, Avery Beck and Ravi Dhouni once again showed their skills and toughness on defense. Keaton Ebner won face offs. Cullen Bock was out with a broken hand. Looking to the future, junior Nico Houser had 2 goals and an assist. Sophomores Logan Dochterman and Zachary Taylor, each had a goal. Junior Andrew Kofoed added a goal. Junior goalies, Max Vought and Aidan Robidoux, combined for 11 saves. Sophomore defenseman CJ Deal had 4 ground balls. Sophomore Billy Senecal won 9 face offs.
The final score was 15-5, Eagles. However, neither the Friars or their large group fans ever let up. They cheered on their team no matter the score. After the game, the Servite players sprinted onto the field to pile on their goalie. Parents from both teams will miss their seniors while at the same time proud to see what each young man has accomplished. The Eagles ended the regular season 11-6 and now await their seeding in the playoffs.