Each and every season, high school sports rosters look different with teams losing some of their top talents to graduation. That said, here is an early look at a handful of the top returners to watch for at Silver Lake High this fall.
Junior Abby Colton will be an asset to the Lakers as they continue to rebuild. She put up a team-high six goals in 18 games for the team last season.
The Lakers will return many starters, including their quarterback: junior Ben Lofstrom.
The boys team will benefit from the return of a pair of Patriot League All-Stars: Chris Tilton and Ryan McCarthy. The now-seniors each had first place finishes for the Lakers last season.
The Lakers will have an experience this season, highlighted by junior Tyler Brown. As a sophomore last fall, he established himself in the No. 1 spot, shooting, on average, a 39 over the course of the season.
The Lakers had six Patriot League All-Stars last season, but what matters now is the one they have coming back: senior midfielder James Gallagher.
Even though the Lakers lost some of their more experienced players to graduation, they do have a Patriot League All-Star coming back: senior Calliste Brookshire. Last season, she put up 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists). Holly Reeder-Morning, a senior who missed all of last season with an ACL tear, should also be a welcomed addition back; in 2017, she put up nine goals for the Lakers.
The Lakers will be on the inexperienced side with the exception of senior Catherine Donovan. A four-year starter, she led the team with 80 kills on the season.