A U11 lacrosse team in Fishers called the MAD CATS went on the road this past summer to hit the Midwest lacrosse tournament circuit without any expectations. Some of these boys were part of a team the previous year that was defeated every single game they played. Due to the coaches and parents stepping up and devoting their time and talents to these boys over the past year, these boys have become champions.
This team LAXed it up with an 18-1 record, only losing one game at their final tournament in Chicago to a team they had already beat. They scored 214 goals and had 144 assists versus the 62 goals allowed. These were qualifying tournaments, and the boys will be headed to nationals in Tampa December 29-31. Scouts from other teams even took notice of the boys and commented on how well they moved the ball and how well connected the boys were as a team. They fought hard for their wins, and they were consistent with their determination to better themselves as lacrosse players on and off the field.
As part of their club and the US Lacrosse Keeper of the Game Code, these young men give back to the community. Their club offers a service project for the boys to participate in to help them grow as socially accountable young men. These projects have included volunteering at The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House, Wheeler Mission, sponsoring a local needy family for Christmas, Peyton Manning’s Hero Project, Food for Soul and the Fall Creek Township Food Bank.
On or off the field, these young men have demonstrated that their teamwork and hard work have made them champions. With the support of their families and coaches, they have made a difference in this community.