With some of the best lacrosse players in the state wearing forest green and gold jerseys this year, Los Alamos has its sights set high.
“We’re going to try and make a run for a state title,” Los Alamos coach James Miller said. “We have a small team, but we’re very powerful.”
This year, eight teams will be battling for the state title.
Los Alamos will compete with Santa Fe Prep, Sandia, Sandia Prep, Cibola, Bosque, Rio Rancho and Coronado (Texas).
Santa Fe Prep won the title last year, but Los Alamos stole two of Griffins’ best players — Hudson and Reider Davenhall.
Charlie Christensen and Wesley Skidmore will join the brothers on Los Alamos’ attack, giving the ’Toppers numerous offensive weapons.
Los Alamos has 16 players on its roster this season and only four of them are new to the sport.
Many of the newer ’Toppers will play defense.
“Offensively we’re going to score a lot of goals, we just need to get the defense solidified and be working as a team,” Miller said.
Most of the league has already played a few games this season, but Los Alamos will get its first competition this weekend.
“We have to deal with snow up here so we’re a little behind the 8-ball,” Miller said.