With a final record of 14-1 and a ranking in the nation’s Top 30, the varsity lacrosse team has been crowned ISL Champions for the second consecutive season, making it their third title in the last four years. Last year, the squad shared the title with Governor’s Academy as league Co-Champions. In an ultra-competitive league where one loss can ruin a chance of a title season, the team squeaked out narrow wins against powerhouses Governor’s, Nobles (OT), St. Sebastian’s, and Thayer. An early season 9-8 victory against Governor’s moved Belmont Hill to the top of the league in April. Another crucial win came against St. Sebastian’s in enemy territory. With an enormous Arrows crowd watching, and only a few Belmont Hill fans, the team earned an 11-10 victory that would motivate the players for the rest of the season.
At home, Belmont Hill faced off against a stacked Nobles unit. In front of an excited and large crowd, the two battled until the final seconds, when Nobles tied the game at 7 to force overtime. With two minutes left in sudden death, senior attackman Timmy Seibel beat his defender from behind the net and scored to send Belmont Hill to a 10-0 record. Their hopes of an undefeated season were tarnished with a heated overtime loss against Rivers in what BostonLax dubbed “as close to a perfect lacrosse game (in Massachusetts) this season.” Governor’s, Belmont Hill, and Rivers now all stood at the top of the table with one loss. The boys in blue refused to look back and won their remaining games, while Nobles defeated one-loss Gov’s and Rivers, leaving a lonely Belmont Hill at the apex of the standings. The team established themselves as sole champions on a Friday afternoon with a decisive 16-2 win over BB&N, as the senior class left on top as to finish their lacrosse careers at the school.