Young Eagles are learning to spread their wings in lacrosse

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Edison High School's Umar Chaundry (29) looks to create a socring oppurtunity at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Anthony Lazu (28) collects a pass at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8 collects a pass down the fieldvat a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8) breaks breaks up the middle of the field to gain a scoring advantage at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8) breaks in a different direction to gain a scoring advantage at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's John Nolasco(44) clears the ball out of the defensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's John Nolasco (44) clears the defensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's James Pfeiffer (19) scoops up a loose ball at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Gabe Yabra (14) passes the ball to a teammate at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Mike Yasko (5) breaks through the offensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Umar Chaundry (29) looks to create a socring oppurtunity at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Anthony Lazu (28) collects a pass at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8 collects a pass down the fieldvat a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8) breaks breaks up the middle of the field to gain a scoring advantage at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Henry Maurath (8) breaks in a different direction to gain a scoring advantage at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's John Nolasco(44) clears the ball out of the defensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's John Nolasco (44) clears the defensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's James Pfeiffer (19) scoops up a loose ball at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Gabe Yabra (14) passes the ball to a teammate at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS
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Edison High School's Mike Yasko (5) breaks through the offensive zone at a game against Monroe on April 19. Edison lost in the matchup 16-0.SCOTT JACOBS

Brett Carroll
Staff Writer

Edison High School has a youth movement on its boys’ lacrosse team.

“We’re a young team,” Edison coach Ron Wahler said. “We only have five seniors. We’re trying to hang in with all of our opponents as best we can. We’re learning. We’re just trying to learn and progress into next year.”

Being young can result in growing pains as Edison has learned this spring.

But Wahler believes that if the team can master a few fundamentals, than Edison’s fortunes will turn.

“An important part of lacrosse is transition,” Wahler said. “Going from offense to defense and defense to offense. We’re having trouble getting ground balls. Normally, the team that picks up the most ground balls wins the game, so we need to get better at that. Face-offs also. We’re going to get better at those as well.”

Wahler loves the effort and leadership that some of his young players are showcasing this year,.

He pointed out the play of midfielder Henry Maurath, attackman Mike Yasko, goalie John Nolasco and defender Liam Dougherty.

“Our junior, Maurath,” Wahler said. “He’s been playing really well for us. Our captain, Yasko has been a real leader for us as well. Our goalie, Nolasco, is really good as well. And our best defenseman is Dougherty. Like I said, we’re young, but those guys have really stepped up for us so far.”

The young Eagles will have another chance to grow on April 26 when they travel to North Brunswick High School for a 4 p.m. game.