EYE ON THE BALL: Princeton High boys’ lacrosse goalie Sam Brandt tracks the ball in a game this season as he prepares to make a save. Junior Brandt produced a solid campaign in the cage as PHS posted a 6-9 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
Although having some key veterans sidelined this spring kept the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse team from reaching its potential, that misfortune allowed some new faces to get valuable playing time.
“We took a step forward because unfortunately we had three seniors getting injured,” said PHS head coach Chip Casto, who lost seniors Ben Drezner and Evan Filion to leg injuries before the season due to injury and then had tri-captain Alex Park sidelined early in the season.
“All of the young guys had to play. Out of this difficult year, going 6-9, came tremendous opportunity for the young guys. A lot of them took advantage of it and got better.”
PHS showed its progress in the season finale, putting together one of its better efforts as it posted a 12-9 win over Allentown.