Heritage laxers lead a new team
This year, the Eagles look to follow up their impressive lacrosse season. Coming into this year the team is looking to replace five varsity seniors. Heading this year’s lax team are seniors Keaton Komatz and Landon Baird.
Baird is second on the varsity roster in goals and all around points. He has been playing for 12 years and has accumulated a noticeable amount of attention from Division I and III schools.
“There’s nothing quite like ripping top cheddar,” says Baird, referring to the action of scoring a goal in the upper ten inches of the net.
Although Baird has proven himself to have the ability to play the game at any level, he is unsure of his plans for the sport after college.
“I’m just not sure I want to juggle athletics, schoolwork and being away from my mommy for that long,” says Baird.
In the offseason, Baird keeps himself in performing condition through club teams these include box lacrosse and standard orientation games. Paying for the Denver-Elite for six years gained Baird the most experience and attention. The majority of this attention has come from CSU, Marquette, Illinois Wesleyan and various Division three schools all across the nation.
“Keaton has been a massive influence on my life. He’s the definition of a lax bro, and that’s all I look for in a role model. He rips the corners like nothing I’ve ever seen,” says Baird.
There is no doubt that Baird, being a returning captain, will be an influential player for his team.
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