Jaguars expanding the sports program for students
KUSA – Jefferson Academy is planning to get a 2016 Boys Lacrosse team. According to the academy’s athletic director, Michael Wilson, “Jefferson Academy is excited to launch, for the first time, a boy’s lacrosse program beginning in the spring of 2016.”
Wilson considered various reasons for pursuing a boy’s lacrosse team: regional demand, growing popularity of the sport, and an increase of student opportunity. “We have never had a lacrosse team here at Jefferson Academy,” said Wilson, “and most high school teams are in the south part of the city. There are just a few in the North.”
The team would provide another outlet for students in the area to join a lacrosse team, some of those including kids that attend the academy and look to play for the school.
A little more than a year out before their inaugural season starts, Wilson has been in the process of looking for a head coach and interested student athletes. Starting a year out would, as Wilson said, allow him to do this thing right.
The Jaguars have ten sports among the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons; however, the school is looking to grow their program and get students involved in multiple sports according to Wilson. “It will increase the diversity of our students’ experiences here. We’re looking into producing student athletes that compete in multiple sports,” he said.
The school has also acquired a brand new turf field and wants to get more use out of it with a hardworking lacrosse team. Look for the Jefferson Academy Jaguars lacrosse team in the spring of 2016 to make a big showing in their first ever season.
“It’s an exciting sport and one we would like to be a part of,” said Wilson.