TU’s hottest new club is lacrosse.
In its second year of existence, the Division II club lacrosse team, a member of MCLA, is gaining interest as it opens their new season. The team went 5–3 last year, and already with a 2–0 start this year with both as divisional wins, are looking for an even greater improvement in the form of a conference championship.
The team consists of members mostly involved in Greek life, but is not exclusive to any one fraternity. Jordan Stepka, Benson Oglesby, Teddy Martin, Max Boudreaux and Jordan Hartnedy were the key members in starting the club.
Team president and founder, Teddy Martin, was the main organizer in putting the team together. “I was just lucky to have a group of guys who were as determined as me to start a club team for the university,” he said.
“We have 12 guys involved in Greek life who dedicate their time to do what it takes to be successful and a lot of them are really strong leaders,” he said about starting the club.
Led by top-scorers Martin, Grant Wiseman and Tommy McKone, the team swept its weekend road trip in Texas against division teams Abilene Christian and Tarleton State to start off the season 2–0.
Their next games are a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. against conference rival Dallas Baptist and Washington University in St. Louis.
Tommy McKone, third on the team in points so far had this to say about the matchups: “We’re just excited to start playing at home so our friends can see that we’re the real deal.”