Students push for lacrosse league in the Alamo Colleges

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Civil engineering freshman Max Tesalona, who is not wearing a helmet, tries to score through fire science freshman and goalie Joshua Wells Saturday during a lacrosse scrimmage at San Pedro Springs Park.  Taylor Tribbey

Civil engineering freshman Max Tesalona, who is not wearing a helmet, tries to score through fire science freshman and goalie Joshua Wells Saturday during a lacrosse scrimmage at San Pedro Springs Park. Taylor Tribbey

Culinary arts freshman Joshua Wells and fire science freshman Noel Andujo show lacrosse players from this college and Highlands High School which body areas are penalties to touch Saturday during a lacrosse practice at San Pedro Springs Park west of McFarlin Tennis Center.  Taylor Tribbey

Culinary arts freshman Joshua Wells and fire science freshman Noel Andujo show lacrosse players from this college and Highlands High School which body areas are penalties to touch Saturday during a lacrosse practice at San Pedro Springs Park west of McFarlin Tennis Center. Taylor Tribbey

League needs more players to kick off the season.

By Jose Arredondo

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

Students interested in playing lacrosse are urged to join the Alamo Community College Lacrosse League.

Fire science freshman Joshua Wells and a few friends – kinesiology freshman John Paul, fire science freshman Noel Endujo and kinesiology freshman Max Tesalona – decided to start the league.

“My buddy John Paul jokingly told me that we should start our own team,” Wells said. “However, I took it seriously.”

Wells called the student success center and proposed the idea to Mary Elise Ferrer, student success coordinator in the office of student life.

“Once I made the phone call and told her about my idea, she was enthusiastic because SAC has never had a lacrosse team,” he said. “All I had to do now is have enough students to join. Once we have enough bodies, then the league can commence.”

Students aren’t the only ones supporting the lacrosse league.

Kinesiology Professor Andreia Breaux is a huge advocate.

“One of the reasons why I decided to support and advise Joshua was because I am a former lacrosse player myself,” Breaux said. “But more importantly, Joshua is a great kid with a great idea.”

The league held its first meeting Sept. 17 with more than 20 students attending. Wells stressed that the league requires more players to get started.

“We need at least 10 to 15 players per roster and at least three women in the league,” he said.

Many potential players at the meeting had no lacrosse experience. Wells and his player-coaches organized a practice at noon Sept. 27 in San Pedro Springs Park to cover the basic fundamentals of the game. The players recommend that students dress lightly for the practice.

Wells plans to showcase his idea to each of the Alamo Colleges in the city. He has not scheduled the next meeting yet.

For more information, call Joshua Wells at 210-867-1079.

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