Heading into the 2023 season, the lacrosse team faced considerable pressure following their successful previous season and a roster brimming with talented players. Even with the surprising, it is fair to say the team lived up to expectations. The team ended the season with an outstanding record of 15-1. In the regular season, however, the team finished with an undefeated record and won their 14th ISL regular season championship.
One standout moment was their commanding victory over St. Georges, where they triumphed with a score of 20-2 after traveling to their opponent’s turf. Additionally, their thrilling 6-5 win against Avon Old Farms and a hard-fought 6-4 victory against a formidable Deerfield team. They also had a stellar victory against long-time rivals St. Sebastian’s School under the lights at Boston University. Highlighted by a remarkable performance from Senior goalie and Air Force commit Matthew Torrey ’23, the team won 8-5. The team dominated against Brooks and St. Marks where they won both games by at least seventeen goals. Leading the charge this year was Finn Fox ’24 and captains Eli Goldstein ’23, Matthew Torrey ’23, and Charlie Hazard ’23. In one of the most recent high school power rankings by the National Lacrosse Federation, Belmont Hill secured the eighth spot in the country, an incredible achievement.
This year’s lacrosse season was truly one of the best sports seasons that Belmont Hill has seen in recent memory. Future Belmont Hill lacrosse teams will hope to replicate the success of this year. Unfortunately in the first round of the ISL playoffs, Belmont Hill suffered a stunning loss to Tabor which ended their season. Despite this loss, Belmont Hills season was truly magnificent and even with the loss of many important seniors the team looks poised to have a strong season next in the coming years.