As Calverton’s athletic director, Greg Zecca knew all the boys’ lacrosse players at the tiny Huntingtown private school well before he agreed to coach them this season. The former Haverford College lacrosse coach saw a group with talent and confidence to spare, and over the past few months, both only continued to grow.
The third-ranked Cougars maximized those gifts in an unprecedented run, closing a 17-win season by beating Middleburg, 17-9, in Friday’s Maryland Independent Lacrosse League final at Anne Arundel Community College. Junior Stephen Goff had six goals and an assist and junior Nick Mazza chipped in four goals as the team capped its historic season in style with its fourth straight conference tournament title.
“We definitely play with a lot of swagger,” Zecca said. “Our stars play like no one can play with them. We put them in a position to be successful [this year,] and they rose to the occasion.”