BY SAMANTHA ELLIOTT
When one thinks of high school sports, the usual culprits come to mind: football, baseball, volleyball. The Grosse Ile athletics department does have a team for each of the usuals, but also one that most locals do not have — lacrosse.
The Grosse Ile lacrosse team was founded as a club team in 2002 and a few years later became a varsity sport for the school. The district currently has a middle school recreational team to go along with the high school program.
Coach Greg Merying has been involved with the program at all levels since 2006 and is proud of his team’s season this spring. With a 3-5 record, the team has been playing with only 10 players at times, leaving no room for substitutions.