We could not be more excited to start the 2018 lacrosse season. The boys have worked hard this fall to improve and we look forward to seeing the results of that hardwork in the coming months.
The weekly calendar is posted on the website but since January is a very busy month we wanted to send a more detailed calendar. With Coach Spotz and his wife Natalie expecting baby #2 in the next 10 days we anticipate having last minute changes, so be prepared to be flexible. In addition, please log into your account on the website and enable text messaging, By enabling text messaging upon an email being sent you will also receive a text alert to check your email.
Please mark your calendars with the following important dates for January and pay particular attention to Janaury 20th and 21st we need volunteers:
January 11th - Conditioning with Coach Spotz immediately after school until 5:15pm
January 16th - Conditioning with Coach Spotz immediately after school until 5:15pm
January 17th - Conditioning with Coach Spotz immediately after school until 5:15pm
Janury 18th - Conditioning with Coach Spotz immediately after school until 5:15pm
January 20th - Mandatory Field Clean up - At 10am we need all players and at least 1 parent to come help set up the field, put up banners, nets, goals, trash clean up etc. We will need a few boys to show up early at 9:40am, please let Coach Spotz know if you can come a few minutes early.
January 21st - Junior Clinic Fundraiser held at Raider Valley from 2-4:30pm Sunday afternoon. We once again will need volunteers from 10-12 grades to help coach the youth players. The players will all receive service hours for their volunteer time. Please click here to go to the link to sign up.
January 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th - VARSITY TRYOUTS from 7:45pm - 9:30pm at Raider Valley - Varsity tryout are for all 11th and 12th graders and underclassmen by invite only. Underclassmen will be notified if they are invited to tryout for Varsity
January 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th - JV TRYOUTS from 6:30pm - 8:15pm at Raider Valley - All 9th and 10th graders attend this tryout unless Coach Spotz has contacted you to attend the Varsity tryout.
January 25th - JV and Varsity Rosters Emailed
January 26th - Jersey numbers assigned after school and IMPACT testing
Janaury 27th - First Varsity Practice - Time and Location to be announced
January 27th - Face off Dinner Celebration at the Aston house for the Walton HS Boys Lacrosse Family - This is a parent only event and is an opportunity to get to know the Varsity and JV coaches and fellow parents, hear details about the upcoming season, learn about volunteer opportunities and purchase 2018 spiritwear.
Congratulations to Juniors Grant Jenson and Drew Michalek! They were named as 2 of the top 3 lacrosse defensemen in the class of 2019 for the state of Georgia by Lax Records. Lax Records publishes a list of top players to watch across the country.
Both students started on Varsity last spring as sophomores and were big contributors to the Walton lacrosse program. Drew Michalek was named a 3rd Team All State lacrosse player for 2017. Grant Jenson had a great season as well and a strong summer playing for the Thunder LB3 2019 National Team and was named a Sweetlax All Star. The list of players is impressive and we are excited to have 2 from our Walton lacrosse team to be named as top players in the state. The complete article for 2019 Georgia Lacrosse Records can be found here: Class of 2019 Georgia Players to Watch.
Both Drew and Grant also play on the Walton Varsity football team and are honors/AP student-athletes. We are proud to have them representing Walton both on and off the field!
We are very excited to announce that Walton Boys Lacrosse has been named the official Nike Lacrosse team in Georgia! We look forward to sporting new Nike uniforms and apparel this season. We expect the best from our Walton players on the field and in the classroom, so we are thrilled to partner with a company who also strives for excellence in all that they do.