When the boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost its starting goalie Luke Aaron ’12 to illness, many people thought all was lost. But, that was before new sophomore David Hamilton stepped onto the field and into the net.
Although Hamilton has been thrust into the spotlight, he has taken his new-found responsibility in stride.
“It has been great playing on the team so far. It’s definitely a lot of lacrosse, playing six days a week, and I’ve been seeing a lot of shots. It’s a big step up from the lacrosse I was playing before,” Hamilton said.
When asked his feelings toward this opportunity, Hamilton said, “I’m excited to get a lot more playing time than I’ve been used to. I’m also excited for all the big games we have coming up.” Another thing he can be excited about? A prospective lacrosse career.
“The playing time he is seeing now will pay off for him down the road. I want him to have a great experience and be the difference in some big games,” said Head Coach Charles Davis. “As a goalie, he sees the ball very well and throws excellent outlet passes. He puts his work in everyday.”
There is, however, always room to improve. No one can help Hamilton grasp this reality more than Aaron. Hamilton said, “It’s been great playing with Luke [Aaron]. He’s super experienced because he has been on the varsity team since his freshman year. I’ve learned a lot from him in all aspects of the game.”
So with a string of tough games ahead against competitive teams such as Avon Old Farms and Salisbury, Hamilton has large shoes to fill—and fast. But “he is tough-minded and steady,” Mr. Davis added.