A season of accomplishments


The lacrosse team was victorious over rival Druid Hills High School on senior night.

Decatur boys Lacrosse has many accomplishments to be proud of this season. After their 11-6 loss to Pope High School in the semifinals on Wednesday sophomore Jonah Florence and senior, captain Sam Weitnauer kept their heads held high. “I’m very happy about making it to the semifinals among the three other top programs in Georgia,” Weitnauer said.

The team was very disappointed in the loss, though this year’s lacrosse boys have reached new records. Not only did they make it to semifinals for state, this was the furthest Decatur lacrosse has ever made it in the playoffs. Also, they won the region with their 3-2 win over Saint. Pius. This year was the first time in history that Boys Lacrosse has beat Pius. “I’m proud of my team for always coming out and playing tough,” Weitnauer said. “It’s a mentality to be tough, and we had it.”

One thing that helped with the team’s success was the diversity of the players. “Although the we only had three starting seniors, the team, as a whole, was more well rounded and dynamic [this year],” Florence said. “We had more depth in all positions compared to previous years.”

Everyone did their part for the team and helped in the season and in playoffs. “I’m proud of all the young guys that stepped up and helped us be successful this year,” Weitnauer said.

As the 2011-12 season came to an end, the rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are hopeful for next year. “The team goals are simple, win the region and get a ring,“ Florence said. “Our talent on the field next year should be the next level to what it was this year, which should carry over into the playoffs and hopefully lead us to our ultimate goal.” For the six seniors, this has been a great last season. “This year’s lacrosse team has been by far the best team I have ever played for in all of my sports career,” Weitnauer said. “It was a great last season and I’m so sad that it is all over.”