Lacrosse’s hot start


The York Dispatch

Senior captain Alec Fahs is fifth in YAIAA for assists and ground balls. Brian McGarvey is third in faceoff percentage, and Dayton Bagwell is sixth in goals thus far.

Spring sports are underway meaning lacrosse season has begun. Coming off a strong season in 2021, Central’s men’s lacrosse team expects bigger and better things from themselves in this upcoming season. So far, they have lived up to their expectations.

The Panthers start off the season with a 4-0 record with wins over Dallastown, Delone Catholic, Eastern York and Kennard-Dale. Central has outscored their opponents 43-8 in the first three games of the season and won their fourth game Tuesday, April 7, 14-7 over the Rams. 

Dayton Bagwell, junior attack, leads the team in goals (14) with senior Johnny Nagy (10) right behind. Bagwell was recently selected as one one eight athletes in York County for York Daily Record’s (YDR’s) York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (YAIAA’s) Athlete of the Week. 

“I feel like we have had our ups and downs as a team. Unavoidable injuries and things like that have happened and I think we responded well and played good lacrosse for what we had at given points so far in the season. I feel like individually I have done a good job so far, but it’s still early in the season and there are a ton of mistakes I can learn from and improve upon for future games,” said Bagwell. “All together as a team we have done very well and I think we grow better every day as a group.”

Junior Brian McGarvey also stands out on the stat sheet with a .895% faceoff percentage, which plays a huge part in Central’s offensive scheme.

I think that we are working hard as a whole, definitely moving in the right direction as a team. I believe that if we come out every game like we are capable of, we should have a lot of success during the year and reach our goals. So far I am pleased with the way I am playing but there is still unfinished work so I am trying to get better each and every day,” said McGarvey. 

As far as the defense goes, the Panthers have only let up 15 goals with 31 shots on goal, giving junior goalie Luke McGlaughlin a .516% save percentage. 

Central hopes to remain strong throughout the season with visions of county, district and possibly even state titles in sight.