Rams Make Push for Upcoming Playoffs After Strong Start to Season

Randolph Boys Lacrosse celebrates its first career varsity goal for senior Mikey Campbell, before beating Morristown, 9-2, on Monday, May 1, 2023.

Randolph Lacrosse is now 10 games into their season with a respectable record of 5-5. The team is currently composed of mainly upper classmen, with nine seniors and eight juniors, all of them returning players, who offer leadership to the team. The leadership is strong on this team with several captains, including Tyler Holland, Aidan Flowers, Ryan Novak and Stefan Swedlund, all of whom are committed to playing in college.

Their season started off with a tough loss to Delbarton, 16-5. However, they bounced back with back-to-back wins against Roxbury and Caldwell. After two more losses to Mountain Lakes and Chatham, the Rams once again responded with back-to-back wins against Rumson-Fair Haven (Number 3 in NJ at the time) and West Morris.

“I am impressed with how we handled the competition in our first seven games,” senior captain Stefan Swedlund said, “but heading into the county tournament with a chip on our shoulders after those losses should be enough to help us power through.”

Unfortunately, senior Adri Koliqi remains out for the season, as he broke his arm in the first game, and senior Noah Marovitz is also out with a torn meniscus. Senior captain Tyler Holland is also looking forward to making his return after he was out with a concussion.

Despite this, the team is heading into the back half of the season having seen massive improvement in team chemistry and play. The team is more fired up than they have been all season and is making a big push in the playoffs, securing a first-round win over Morristown by a score of 9-2, on May 1. The team is angling to secure a semifinal spot in the Morris County tournament.

The overall success of the season is not surprising given a team filled with talented players and strong leaders. With six games left in the regular season, the team still has time to continue improving their chemistry and perfect their craft during the playoffs. The remaining season ahead looks bright and Randolph fans should maintain a positive outlook.

The team will face off next on Thursday, May 4, against rival Morris Knolls in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament.