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Schreiber sidelined for senior season

THU.| 4-6-23 | SPORTS

Staff Writer TIMMY GATES

     On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Rose men’s lacrosse team faced an unfamiliar opponent at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. Senior captain Jackson Schreiber looked forward to this season as he was preparing for a successful senior year. However, that all changed a few minutes into the first game of the season.

     This season, Schreiber was elected captain of the Rose lacrosse team. He was ready for all of the challenges it would bring.

     “It’s definitely a lot more responsibility and taking on a role for helping out the whole team instead of just being focused on what I need,” Schreiber said.

     An unfortunate event happened to Schreiber as he went down early in the game with a broken wrist after contesting the opposite team with the ball.   

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Photo by Elliot Flinchbaugh

     

    “The guy who’s 6’6 around 250 pounds got the ball and was transitioning down to our end,” Schreiber said. “I was playing defense, he was coming down the field full speed, I went up to him, I hit him, I ended up on the ground, I felt my wrist hurt and went to the sideline.”

     Schreiber will be sidelined for six to eight weeks, missing more than 75% of the season.

     With Schreiber being out, Coach Tarhy Alford and the team are going to have to make adjustments to help them win without him.

      [Schreiber being out] affects us greatly, he’s been with the program for four years, he took leadership very seriously, it’s a great loss,” Alford said.

     New strategies will need to be put in place to keep this team afloat. Alford will need to convert different players to play Schreiber’s defensive position. 

     “I chose Carter Blum to replace Schreiber, he’s very athletic, picking the sport up pretty fast,” Alford said.

     Schreiber will be taking on a different role with him being a team captain sidelined for the foreseeable future.

     “I will bring my positive vibes around the team, try to go to practice everyday that I can and help out [my] coach with any of his needs while also helping out the guys [with] knowing how to play the position I played,” Schreiber said.

     With the season being deferred not in Schreiber’s favor, he will have to keep working during this period to stay in shape.

     “I plan on running and at least keeping my legs in shape,” Schreiber said. “I’ve already started looking into ways to do all the things I love with one hand making it all possible.” 

     The Rose men’s lacrosse team has a game on Monday, March 27, at home vs New Bern at 7:00 p.m., and also Thursday at home versus Wilson Hunt at 7:00 p.m.

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