Eighteen premier lacrosse teams, including Friendswood High School D1 Varsity Lacrosse, participated this past weekend for the annual Jesuit Dallas Round Robin Invitational, held Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 at Postell Stadium.
The field included an impressive selection of prestigious lacrosse programs, including four Texas State Tournament teams and the defending Louisiana state champion. The Jesuit Dallas Round Robin Invitational included an unprecedented 38 games in a two day period at Postell Stadium and the adjacent grass field.
Friendswood had a strong showing winning 3 out of 5 games: Friendswood Rockwall, (5-3 Win), Friendswood vs. Jesuit Dallas, (2-11 Loss), Friendswood vs. Southlake, (7-3 Win), Friendswood vs. Highland Park D2 (5-7 Loss), and Friendswood vs. Hillcrest, (6-5 Win).
Players included: Will English, Cole Rollen, Jake Jones, Sean White, Ross Moran, Bailey Zimmerman, Tyler Adair, Blake Rollen, Liam Reeves, Carson Pioterek, Sam Longbotham, Carter Schmid, Nicolas VanWieren, Mitchell Pollan, Eric Langston, Taylor Noack, Connor Stanford, Logan Romano, Layne Correa, Chase Willis, Nick Stevens, Andrew Briones, Luke McAdams, and Jon Henry Broom. They are led by Head Coach Mike Staub and Assistant Coaches David Broom and Sam Broom.
The championship-caliber field was complimented by perennial contenders St. Mark’s, Southlake, and Friendswood, as well as strong local Dallas teams from Colleyville, Hillcrest, Hebron, and Rockwall. Jesuit was one of four participating teams that took part in last year’s Texas High School Lacrosse League State Tournament at the Division I or Division II level.
Highland Park joined the Rangers in the state’s top four at the THSLL Division I state tournament in 2014, while McKinney and Flower Mound earned a state tournament berth in Division II. Jesuit New Orleans, the defending Louisiana High School Lacrosse League state champions, also visits the Invitational. Flower Mound and South Lake won state titles D1 & D2 in 2013 and Flower Mound and Dallas Jesuit placed second in state D1, D2 in 2014. Dallas Jesuit is nationally ranked.
The Invitational marked the beginning of the 2015 season for Friendswood High School Lacrosse D1 Varsity.
This will be the first year Friendswood High School has fielded D1 Varsity, D2 Varsity and JV teams.