Lacrosse program thriving in first year of existence

Tim Grier grew up playing lacrosse in Maryland. But he didn’t play much after high school. He had a career in the Marines as a first sergeant and is now a Junior ROTC Instructor at Navarre High School.

One day in class, a student walked in with a lacrosse shirt on. Grier commented on how cool that was.

From there, an idea was born to establish the first high-school-aged lacrosse team at the NYSA in Navarre.

“It snowballed from there. This is where we are now,” Grier said.

Where the lacrosse program is now is a much different place than in September.

What started with just a handful of players has now grown to 31. Most are boys, though there are three girls who compete and hope to one day have their own team.

“The kids have been coming out religiously on Thursdays and Sundays for practice. I love seeing them out here,” Grier said. “It’s hard work learning a new game, but like ROTC, they make it all worth it.”

Most are playing the game for the first time in their lives.

Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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