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Catholic Central Wins 2024 Division 1 Boys Lacrosse State Championship

On Saturday, June 8, 2024, Catholic Central’s Lacrosse Team won the 2024 Division 1 State Championship title with a 14-8 victory over Hartland.  

This was the team’s second State Championship title. The first one was in 2018. The team’s record this season was 21-3. 

Head Lacrosse Varsity Coach Dave Wilson ‘88 reflected on some of the year’s most memorable moments. “Some memorable times were our two trips to Ohio to play St. Xavier and Springboro. These were two tough games where we lost then won. We also played Mason and Ohio State Champions, Dublin Jerome. We defeated Mason, but lost to Jerome in overtime,” he stated. 

“For me, I think that is where we grew up. We had a lot of players returning, but they really needed to be tested. All four teams were in the top 20 or so in Ohio. Between the competition, the travel, quick turnaround times, and unfamiliar teams, we really started to get a sense of what it would take to finish the playoffs with a win,” continued Coach Wilson. 

“I taped the word “unbreakable” to the locker room wall and after that, I think they found a way to become that. We did not lose again after Ohio, and frankly, were not really tested until the Hartland game where we found ourselves down at half time. But, that unbreakable spirit showed up, and the boys found a way to completely control the second half,” Coach Wilson explained. 

Of this year’s Catholic Central High School Varsity Lacrosse team, Coach Wilson said, “This was truly a team. We played a lot of different players throughout the season to get them experience. They supported each other in true Shamrock fashion. No one complained about playing time, they practiced hard. When the finals came, no one made it about themselves, but rather the team.” 

“A coach could not ask for a more selfless team. They are the epitome of brotherhood, and I am blessed to have had them all together. Even though I've been here a long time, I'm blessed to still be learning what they need from me and the staff to be a successful team. It's a two-way street. If I ask questions, I have to listen. I'm thankful they actively participated in their growth to reach the ultimate goal, and, maybe most importantly, win with class and grace,” he concluded. 

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CC Alumni Hosts Construction Field Trip For Current Students

On Friday, June 14, 2024, Mike Smiley ‘96, Group Vice President of Preconstruction for Walbridge, took a group of current students out to lunch at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor to teach them about career opportunities in the construction industry. 

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