Boys Lacrosse looks to build off a Historic Season

Cooper Kelley

The Timberlane boys high school lacrosse team is looking to continue their recent success on the field last season. Last year the boys made the  NH division 2 finals where they lost a heartbreaker to Portsmouth Regional High School. 


The Owls will be led by Senior Captains Joe Shivell, Cole Newman, Eric George, and Ethan Gerry who have all been playing together since at least middle school. As fans, we can only expect the chemistry for this group to be unmatched. Last year’s team was anchored by last year’s NH defensive player of the year Billy Savage. This year’s defense will look a little different as star defender Joe Shivell will be off the field for the season due to a season ending torn ACL. With Joe out, fellow senior Cole Newman and sophomore Gary Shivell (younger brother of Joe) have been tasked with leading a defense that looks completely different from the defense seen a year ago.

The Owls’ red hot offense is led by senior Eric George who is a goal scoring machine. Eric scored 67 goals as a junior and we can only imagine he will build on this as a senior. Since Senior captain Joe Shivell has been on the sideline coaching, he has been able to see the team develop from a position he is not used to.  Joe was asked how he feels the offense will do this season and he said, “I feel like the offense has a lot of potential this season. We have a lot of guys returning who are experienced and they can build on what they did last year.” We will have to see how the offense plays this season. 


Through the first two games the Owls are 2-0 with a 7-2 victory over Conval and a 13-4 win over Alvirne. The whole Timberlane community will be pulling for the boys lacrosse team this year, we can only expect another historic run!