By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -
It’s normally the time of year in Westwood when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their respective 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently planning for a May 4 start date for spring athletics, but it is subject to change pending further developments in the fight against the virus.
Westwood High boys lacrosse entered 2020 with high hopes after finishing last year at 12-6. Headlining the returns for the Wolverines this season are senior Endicott-committed LSM Matt Cawley, sophomore defensive pole Thomas Demaio, senior Colorado College-committed face-off man Charlie Harrington and senior midfielder/attack-man Jedd Cappuccino.
“Yeah, it’s a bummer,” said Harrington when asked about the idea of having a shortened senior season this spring. “However, it’s out of our control and we are just looking to getting after it for the modified season that we have.”
In terms of how he and his teammates are staying active, Harrington says that head coach Todd Zahurak has been in constant contact with the team and encouraging them to stay active while in quarantine in whatever ways they can.
“I’m staying active by running and shooting in my back yard,” said Harrington. Coach Z (Zahurak) has stayed in touch through Zoom calls and FaceTime.”
As far as expectations for the season, Harrington says he and his fellow senior counterparts are confident in the group Westwood has coming back.
“I have complete confidence that we can make a good run,” said Harrington. “We have great returning players and also great new guys who we got to see a little bit of during captains practices and box lacrosse games before we were put on lockdown.”
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