Lacrosse Secures White Division

Boys Lax Wins Division Title



The Lacrosse team and managers at the last game against JP Stevens High School


The Edison High boys lacrosse season ended with a winning record of 10–8 overall and a winning 7–1 record in the GMC White Division. This record earned the team the title of White Division GMC Champions. This achievement did not come without hardship. 

The season started out without a coach. Luckily, Coach Michael Yascko was brought in to fill the position. Coach Yascko is a former Edison High alumnus who played for the Eagles lacrosse team as a student. 

“My favorite part of the season was changing the program’s culture and seeing the athletes improve and have fun with the team. It’s good to see the athletes have fun throughout the year. The most difficult part was implementing a new system for athletes who didn’t really understand the game. Overall, it was an amazing season that I am so glad to be a part of,” said Yascko. 

This year’s captains consisted of Joe Fresnedo ’22, Tommy Keefe ’22, Mathew Faria ’22, Abdo Altairi ’22, Rayaan Barbhuiya ’22, Muhammad Ali ’22, and Thomas McCann ’22. These seniors all worked hard to make sure the team was successful throughout the year. 

There were also some notable accomplishments by the team this year. Fresnedo, Faria, and Sebastian Pridady ‘23 made the All-White Division. 

“My favorite part of the season is beating Sayreville and kicking the ball into the goal during the game against St. Thomas of Aquinas,” said Faria. 

“I joined lacrosse because my brother played and he inspired me to pick up the spot as well,” said Chris Lazu ’23.

“The best part of the season was getting more ground balls and the relationships I built with the rest of the team,” said Altairi. 

Despite this year’s success, those athletes returning to the nest next year are already looking forward to the 2023 season.

“Next year I am excited to be starting and scoring. I’m excited about the relationships that we will build next year. I’m going to miss the seniors that aren’t going to be with us next year but it’s exciting to see new freshmen come and play on the team,” said Kyle Napp ’23.