The Penguins sent six teams to Devens, MA for what would be a very successful tournament for all teams.
The highlight of the weekend came as the 2024 Penguins went a perfect 5-0 en route to a championship win. The team played strong competition throughout the day and ended their run by beating three Laxachussetts teams in a row to capture the title.
With a goal differential of +11, the weekend saw a very balanced offensive and defensive style of play which led to an overall team effort.
Coach Leger on the weekend, “What a great weekend of lacrosse. The boys did a great job overcoming obstacles such as heat, fatigue, and weather delays. They did a great job sharing the ball and sharing time. All of the boys were unselfish and did everything in the teams best interest. They played the right way on both ends of the field and when we had lapses they adjusted and recovered to help maintain the progress of the weekend. I think they also learned what it means to let the scoreboard do the talking. It was a little chippy and we didn’t stay as composed as we should in the semis, but they made a big improvement in the finals by letting their game do the talking.”
The high school teams played on Thursday and Friday and did not disappoint. The 2020 Penguins continued their strong play from the weekend before with a great win against the NH Tomahawks and losing a close game to CT Valley Blue team.
The 2021 Penguins finished the weekend 3-2 defeating 4 Leaf Lacrosse, Seven Hills Lacrosse Club and 3d NE South. The 2022 Penguins finished 2-2-1 with impressive victories against Seven Hills Blue and True Illinois and lost a very close game to Eclipse 6-5.
Coach Low on the tournament, “I was proud of the resiliency our guys showed after dropping a close game to start the tournament. Several players like Colibn Birch, Kyle Piersiak, and James Carr stepped up and provided much needed leadership in big moments”
The 2023, 2024 and 2026 Penguins played over the weekend as well and had a lot of success. The 2023 Penguins went 2-3 and but had multiple one goal losses and fell just short against a strong Laxachussetts team in the Semi-Finals.
The 2026 Penguins went 2-1 in pool play beating the NE Twisters and Eclipse CT. They lost a one goal game to Laxachussetts Green and narrowly missed the playoffs in a tie-breaker.