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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lacrosse preview: Cheshire boys working hard to return to contention

Heading into last season, the Cheshire boys’ lacrosse team knew the season would be a work in progress with 22 players lost to graduation from the Rams’ CIAC Class L championship squad of 2010. The losses included standouts Todd Heritage (attack), Nate Gaudio (goalie) and Hank Carisio (defense) and the result was at best an up-and-down season.

The Rams lost in the first round of the Class L tournament and ended up 12-10 overall.

Read more about Cheshire here

More lacrosse preview information

The Register Preseason Top 10 poll

Top 10 Boys players to watch

Top 10 Girls players to watch

Boys team by team capsules

Girls team by team capsules

5 Boys Games Not To Miss This Season

No. 8 Cheshire at No. 2 Fairfield Prep, April 10, 4 p.m.: An early key matchup of the top two SCC teams that also happen to be ranked in the Register’s Top 10 preseason poll.

Amity vs. Hingham (Mass.) at Quinnipiac University, April 14, 4 p.m.: The first of two out-of-state games for the talented Spartans.

No. 9 Simsbury at No. 8 Cheshire, April 19, 11 a.m.: The experienced and talented Rams host one of the top teams from northern Connecticut.

No. 1 Darien at St. Joseph, April 21, 1 p.m.: The defending CIAC Class S champion Cadets take on the top-ranked team in the state.

No. 6 Greenwich at No. 2 Fairfield Prep, May 7, 4:30 p.m.: The Jesuits, who boast one of the toughest schedules in the state, face off against one of the favorites to challenge for the Class L title.

5 Girls Games Not To Be Missed This Season

Hand at Cheshire, April 10, 7 p.m.: The two top teams in the SCC face off in the first of two regular-season meetings.

Greenwich at Cheshire, April 14, 6 p.m.: The Rams take on one of the state’s top attackers (Greenwich’s Claire Feeney) and top midfielders (Greenwich’s Tori Dunster).

Hamden at Sacred Heart Academy, April 14, 10 a.m.: Two longtime cross-town rivals face off in the first of two regular-season meetings.

Greenwich at Hand, April 21, Noon: The high-scoring Cardinals face Hand goalie Christy Forrest, one of the top goalies in the state.

Glastonbury at Cheshire, May 17, 7 p.m.: A pair of top players committed to play at Quinnipiac meet with Glastonbury attacker Katie DeVito facing Cheshire midfielder Maria Blois.

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