First-year Mauldin High boys lacrosse coach Shane Fielosh inherited a team with 12 seniors.
“We had high expectations coming into the year,” Fielosh said. “We have fulfilled those expectations so far, but we still have a lot of work to do.
“We have a great group of seniors. They are great leaders. They work hard before the game and during the game. They keep our team composed. Most of them have played for four years, and this is their time to shine.”
Senior midfielder Anthony Kovarick and senior attack C.J. Asmus lead the offense for the Mavericks, who began the week with a record of 7-1. Sophomore midfielder Zach Yoder and junior midfielder Nick Halstead also are offensive threats.
Steven Adam also has shown the ability to score. Fielosh sees a lot of potential in the freshman attack player.
“Steven is incredible,” Fielosh said. “To play the way he is playing as a freshman is very impressive.”
Fielosh attributes the Mavericks’ success on offense to ball movement.
“We have been able to keep moving the ball and put the ball in the back of the net,” he said.
Fielosh also has been impressed with Mauldin’s defense. Junior Andrew Hadricourt is the starting goalie and the anchor of the defense.
“Andrew is phenomenal,” said Fielosh. “He has really stepped up this year.”
Overall, Fielosh said he’s been pleased with his team’s work ethic.
“These kids have done everything that we have asked of them,” Fielosh said. “They went to camps this summer, and they have been working very hard in practice. We were handed a great team, and we are just rolling with it.”