While Kyle has finished his high school lacrosse career, Erik’s trek is just beginning. After being designated the unofficial captain of the school’s junior varsity team, he moved up to varsity – as a freshman – and scored a goal in his varsity appearance.
Following in Kyle’s footsteps, Erik tried out and made the 2022 New Jersey Lacrosse Club roster. NJLC merged with the South Jersey Saints – Kyle’s club last year – and their first tournament was the New York Lacrosse Academy’s Summer Showcase. The event was held in Garden City, NY, in scenic Long Island.
The tournament was set for Saturday morning, so we rented a hotel room close to the event and planned to leave Friday afternoon. Google Maps told me it would take FIVE AND A HALF HOURS if I left during rush hour – the trip is normally two and a half hours – so we held off until 6pm.
It still took us nearly three and a half hours to get there. New York City is chock full of idiot drivers…