The 2022 season began with boys lacrosse team achieving great results. Until late April, they were ranked No. 1 in VISAA D-II, but after a loss to a recent overtime loss to Nansemond Suffolk, they dropped to No. 2.
Such a good situation is inseparable from the excellent performance of the team members.
Ian Cann ‘23 has helped the team stay high in the poll by scoring 18 goals and making 15 assists for 33 points (second only to Zane Ratliff ‘22) as one of the attackers, through April 22. He is undoubtedly one of the important players on the team.
Cann has played Lacrosse for eight years so far, which is longer than some players’ time combined. He said the energy that you get from the team and the fast pace of the game motivates him for this long time.
Cann said that he feels great about this season and thinks the team does a great job of working together on the field, but he feels that the team could have better practices. Also, he hopes people or other things can be improved.
The team graduated ten players last year after winning the state championship. As one of the main players this year, Ian has expectations for the results of this year’s team. He says no team is going to be the same. He just expects everyone to play their game and play as a team because that’s what it takes to be a successful team.This year’s situation makes him a little bit stressed, because he didn’t know what to expect, but after a couple games he feels comfortable with the team this year.
Ian wants to play college lacrosse, but he is not only a lacrosse player, but also a football player. He said that he reclassed because he has only played seven and a half football games in the past two years because of injuries. And he prefers football, but a lot of people tell him that he should focus on lacrosse.
“I just want to thank my family for always supporting me in everything I do and pushing me to become not only an athlete but also making me the best person that I can be,” Cann said. “I also want to thank my coaches for pushing me to work on things that I could be better at. Finally my friends and teammates for always having my back on and off the field.