A Fresh Start For Boys Lacrosse

The John Jay Lacrosse team was led by the same four coaches over the last 10 years leading a dominant Hudson Valley lacrosse program. However, in 2021, the team had one of their worst seasons in recent memory finishing at a dismal 5-12. As a result, long time head coach Tim Schurr and his 3 assistants abandoned the team and agreed to coach Yorktown, John Jay’s longtime rival.
The seniors were left with a lack of closure as Schurr never addressed the team. The boys found out through a lohud twitter post and were left in the dark. John Jay junior Evan Weissleder said, “ He left so quickly, we had been practicing with him 3 days before and he said nothing.” However, strong leadership from upperclassman Andrew Minard, Finn O’Callaghan, and Nick Savastano kept the team motivated and working to have a strong 2022 season.

In December great news was given to the team, after a selective process of looking for a new coaching staff, former John Jay Student, Mike Bocklet was hired to lead the team. He was a former member of a strong lacrosse program that led to the state tournament year after year. Following his high school career he played in the MLL, the most watched professional lacrosse league.

The hope is that his experience and leadership can lead this year’s team back to their former glory and golden days. The work has just started and the team is getting fired up to prove their doubters wrong.