by Jacob Jornadal and Jake Bailey
The St. John Bosco lacrosse team took the 2019 season by storm with their best season in recent history.
The team had a comfortable balance of young, ambitious players as well as older, more experienced leaders such as captains Mitchell Myers and the Dolphin twins – Isaiah and Miles. Both Myers and the Dolphin twins will be taking their talents to the Ivy league next year and playing lacrosse at the next level.
“The season went great, we finished 15-2 and had a whole lot of fun as a team,” said Myers.
Mitchell has shined as a starter and mass producer for SJB Lacrosse over the past three years. He had high hopes for his team going into this season, and lead the program in a winning direction this year.
“We only lost one senior last year, which means we were a young team, but hungry. Everyone was a year older, and we’ve grown together as a whole,” says Myers.
As for the Dolphin twins, they have been extremely consistent on the field, and carried a lot of the load for the team overall each game.
“We want to continue to improve and leave a legacy at St. John Bosco,” says Isaiah Dolphin.
The Dolphin boys have strived to be dominant both academically and athletically, and their hard work surely shows. The twins progressively stepped into their roles as captains and leaders over time, and it lead to a great season.
The team started the year diving in head first, wasting no time solidifying their position as a serious contender and starting 10-0.
In comparison to last year, this years’ squad seemed to be much more focused and driven towards their common goal of winning a CIF title. Their increased chemistry and trust with one another spoke volumes on the field and many people surely took notice.
“I think we did a lot better this year, especially on offense and in 6-on-6 situations, we pretty much handled every team we played against,” stated Miles Dolphin.
However, the team’s season left a left unsettled, seemingly. Bosco lost a heartbreaker to Mira Costa in the first round of the division one playoffs, a double-overtime thriller, ending their season.
Nevertheless, the lasting impact the seniors and 2019 team has had on the SJB program will undoubtedly leave a legacy and lasting imprint.
“As us seniors leave, we want the younger guys to be prepared to step in as new leaders and to be able to run a well-functioning team,” said Miles.
The future is bright for Bosco lacrosse, and 2019 was just a sneak peek of the capabilities and potential the program has moving forward.