2013 marks the inaugural season for the St. Francis lacrosse team. This spring, the Golden Knights will play an independent league schedule with the ultimate goal of becoming part of the Mission League by the beginning of next school year’s spring sports season. This year the team will draw heavily from the freshmen and sophomore class, many of whom have played in local youth leagues, while Junior Patrick McGoldrick is expected to shoulder much of the offensive load.
Coach Geoff Watson has served as a lacrosse coach for many years but this is his first at St. Francis. Coach Watson graduated from The Haverford School, in Haverford, Penn. in 1996, where he was an All-American attackman. He continued his lacrosse career at Harvard and was one of the team’s leading scorers, earning a number of honors during his senior year. He currently works as an English and Spanish teacher and serves as the head boy’s lacrosse coach at St. Francis High School.
The St. Francis High School Lacrosse Team hosted some of the top high school lacrosse teams from all across California for a small invitational on March 15-16. These teams travelled from northern and Southern California to St. Francis High School to compete against some of the best and build interest in the sport of lacrosse.
The team next hosts West Ranch on March 22 at 5:30 p.m.