Havelock's LaLima to play lacrosse at St. Andrews

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 02:59 PM.

LaLima became one of Havelock’s faceoff specialists during the season, taking 187 of the team’s 297 faceoffs. He won 112 or just about 60 percent.

“You just have to keep fighting,” he said of his faceoff success. “It’s a battle. You have to get low and don’t give up.”

LaLima didn’t pinpoint one game or one match that would stand out to him. Instead, he said he enjoy his entire experience playing lacrosse at Havelock High, especially with friends Richard Fischer and Jason Hollister, who last month signed to play lacrosse at Belmont Abbey.

“I just enjoyed working with my friends, working with Jason and Richard on the field,” LaLima said. “Having that good chemistry with my teammates was cool to have.

“It’s going to be different not playing with them. I’m going to miss it. It’s fun playing with kids you know.”

St. Andrews, an NCAA Division II school for lacrosse, went 7-8 this past season with Joe Wilson in his first year as head coach. The Knights went 3-1 in the Southeast Conference and lost 12-11 to Kennesaw St. University in the conference tournament semifinals.

“Their program’s real good and their coaches, their personalities, they seem nice,” LaLima said. “I think it will be good to work with them and fun to work with them.”

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