Sometimes, it’s best to willingly fly under the radar. Allow other teams to take you lightly, as they mentally circle the “bigger” games on their schedule against more storied opponents. Use your absence of prestige as an advantage.
Thus far this spring, that’s how the season has unfolded for the pair of lacrosse programs at Natick (Mass.) High School. It’s been a flat-out stealth attack by these unsuspected budding powerhouses.
Tanner Guarino, who took over the girls program at Natick three years ago, has overseen steady progress. In 2017, her Redhawks squad finished 12-8. Last year, the team went 13-7 and reached the sectional quarterfinals for the second year in a row. This spring, the squad has taken a visible leap forward.
After losing to Needham in the season opener, Natick ripped off six wins in a row.