boys’ varsity lacrosse team won the Fairchester League postseason championship tournament with a commanding 12-5 victory over St. Luke’s School Wednesday, May 23, in New Canaan.
The title game capped a season in which the Wyverns went 11-6 overall and 6-1 in the Fairchester League, tying as regular season co-champs with St. Luke’s, which also finished at 6-1 in the league.
KO head coach John Gormley, in his ninth year leading the squad, said highlights of the season included “a lot of close wins,” with one-point victories over Hamden Hall and Hopkins. He also pointed to a big win over Division I Kent as a high point for KO, which fields a Division II team.
Gormley said the Wyverns, led by tri-captains and seniors Jordan Barlow of Glastonbury, Chris Macca of Wethersfield and Taylor Waybright of West Hartford, met with success because the players knew what they had to do to reach their goals. “They believed in themselves,” he said. “We had kids knowing their roles and believing in our system and outworking our opponents until the final whistle.”
Several KO players were named to All-League teams. For the Fairchester League, Barlow, Macca, Waybright and junior Anthony Giordano of Ellington were named All-League, and senior Alec Zimmerman of South Windsor and junior Tim O’Sullivan of Farmington were named Honorable Mention.
Jordan and Waybright, along with senior Jake Pavlik of Granby, were also named All-League by the Western New England Secondary School Lacrosse Association (WNESSLA), and Giordano and junior Kent Byrd of West Hartford were named WNESSLA Honorable Mention.
Gormley said the future of KO boys’ lacrosse looks bright. “I can see us continuing to grow,” he said, “and still competing for the tournament title every year.”