After dropping seven straight games to Richmond and Hampton Roads lacrosse programs, the Ware Academy boys’ varsity lacrosse team finished its 2011 campaign with a 7-8-1 record. Five consecutive season-ending victories boosted the final tally.
"This season was certainly frustrating, at times," said Ware head coach Chris Petrone, "but to come back after seven straight losses, and finish the season with the intensity, class and solid play the boys did, I couldn’t be any prouder of this lacrosse team."
The Waves picked up their second victory of the season, 10-2, over a Williamsburg club team. Marshall Barrack led scorers with four goals and three assists, and Ware goals came from all Brett Pausic, Mark Wilson, Clayton Ware, Robert Singleton, Josh Revere and Jack Corson. Barrack also accounted for four goals in the 14-5 loss to Walsingham Academy that followed the win, and Pausic added the fifth goal.
The Waves posted three wins and a tie in their fourth Annual Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational on April 30. Walsingham went undefeated to win the event. Ware beat Steward, 5-1, Midlothian Lacrosse Club, 8-2, and Norfolk Academy, 5-1, but tied with the Williamsburg Warriors team, 5-5. Pausic hit the fifth goal to prevent the loss. Ware goalkeeper Jack Elkin stacked up 35 stops in the tourney and was named a tournament MVP.