Once again, the Silver Lake high boys’ golf team is likely one of the stronger programs in the Patriot League.
The Lakers, who are off to a 5-2 start to start this week, are coming off a year where they had golfers make it to the Division 2 South Sectional and while that usually indicates a more experienced squad, experience has not been an issue for the team this season.
The team’s top golfer, Dillon Brown is back for his senior year–and, of course, he is the team’s captain since he was also their top performer last season. His co-captain and classmate, Owen Fontaine, also brings some experience to the mix.
Having those two guys at the top of their lineup gives off a vibe that the Lakers have an elder team, but that could not be further from the truth. Four of their six varsity starters will be back next season which could lead to further growth for the team.
What is especially beneficial for the Lakers is that their No. 3-5 varsity regulars will be back for multiple seasons after this year. That shows the potential this team has to excel for a long time. Specifically, sophomore Tyler Mason, freshman Tyler Brown and freshman Mike Sylvester are occupying those spots and the Lakers are winning matches.
Although those might be the golfers who occupy the top spots, the Lakers do have a few more players who can contribute at that level including: junior Dylan Capaccioli, sophomore Kevin Cardarelli and senior Matt Breslin. Since Capaccioli and Cardarelli are returning next season, they are both in a good position to earn everyday roles next season.
The Lakers next meet is Tuesday, Oct. 10 against the Quincy Presidents at home (3:30 p.m. start time). The Lakers play their home matches at the Country Club of Halifax.