Lacrosse Makes History, Beats Lamar for HISD Championship

Lacrosse Makes History, Beats Lamar for HISD Championship

Westside Lacrosse makes history, beats Lamar for HISD Championship!


On Friday night, the Westside Wolves lacrosse team beat Lamar 4-3 to become HISD Champions for the first time in school history.

The Wolves have won three in a row since it has entered its district games, with wins over Concordia-Lutheran (12-3), St. Pius X (12-9), and Lamar (4-3)

Against Concordia-Lutheran, Westside won with their largest margin of victory this varsity season, with points from Dante Pineda ‘22 (3g, 1a), Angelo De Leon ‘22 (2g, 2a), Luke Mazoch ‘23 (1g, 2a), Qadri Penn ‘23 (2g), Briac Jones ‘22 (1g), Joseph Conjuesteau ‘25 (1g), and Campbell Crosser ‘23 (1g). The Wolves controlled possessions, with Jones winning 100% faceoffs and Solomon Foster ‘22 winning 50%. The Wolves picked up 67% of all ground balls, including 16 from Jones.


In their next THSLL Class D district matchup, the Wolves honored the life of former lacrosse and football player Jason Atkins in its game versus St. Pius X, coming out with a win 12-9. Despite St. Pius’s defense shutting off Jones (4g, 1a) and De Leon (1g, 1a), the Wolves’ offense proved to have enough power with points from Pineda (2g, 2a), Conjusteau (2g), Crosser (1g), Luke Mazoch ‘23 (1g), and Penn (1g).

“This win was particularly important, as we honored Jason, who was tragically killed,” says Westside’s head coach Mike Song. “Jason’s legacy symbolizes what Westside lacrosse fights for every day and each game.” Westside has never lost on Jason Atkins Day in four years.


Westside continued its winning streak with an historical 4-3 win over Lamar last Friday, earning Westside its first ever Houston Independent School District championship. The defensive battle was won by Westside with goalkeeper Zane Lassberg, making 80% saves, and caused turnovers/ground balls led by Calvin Matlock ‘22 (4ct, 8gb), Josh Wohlfarht ‘23 (2ct, 3gb), Andrew Jordan ‘23 (1ct, 1gb), Penn (1ct, 5gb), Jones (1ct, 7gb), and Crosser (1ct, 2gb).


“The defense against Lamar was the best I’ve seen in my four years at Westside,” says senior defense captain Calvin Matlock. “It was six players all doing their roles and leading the team to victory.” Westside had never defeated Lamar in program history since 2003.

Besides making Westside lacrosse the #1 team in HISD, the win over Lamar marks Westside Lacrosse’s 3rd best regular season so far since 2003 with two games left.

“In my decades playing and coaching lacrosse, I have never witnessed a team learn so much over such a short period of time, not only in skill and IQ, but in character, maturity, strength, and resilience. These boys have overcome uphill battles on the field as well as challenges and adversity unique to them and this program. I am looking forward to seeing what else they accomplish this year,” says Coach Song.


Westside’s next game is this Wednesday April 6, 5:00p against THSLL Class D district leader Emery Weiner at Westside. For more information, follow Westside Lacrosse on Instagram @westhoustonlax.