Havelock's LaLima to play lacrosse at St. Andrews

LaLima

With family, coaches and school administrators looking on, Havelock’s Anthony LaLima signs to play college lacrosse at St. Andrews University on Friday at Havelock High.. LaLima was part of Havelock’s first lacrosse team this season.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 14:59 PM.

Havelock High’s Anthony LaLima said he was interested in playing a contact sport. A couple of friends suggested lacrosse.

Thanks to that suggestion, as well as LaLima’s hard work, the senior signed his letter to play college lacrosse at St. Andrews University on Friday at Havelock High.

“I just like contact sports,” LaLima said. “I had played football from the time I was 8 until my junior year, and I just didn’t want to play anymore. My friends got me into lacrosse, and I just loved it from the time I started playing it.”

Playing defense and in the midfield, LaLima scored four goals during Havelock High’s first-ever lacrosse season.

“It was cool to be a leader and help develop the sport in the high school, and show (Principal) Mr. (Jeff) Murphy that it’s worth being a varsity sport.”

After losing their first five matches, the Rams got on a winning streak and finished the season 9-8, falling to Jacksonville 16-15 in the third round of the state playoffs.

“We started off slow, but we just started working and clicking as a team and getting used to each other,” he said.



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