Jack Tuttle, a senior who played as a lacrosse midfielder at Castle View, is working out during the CHSAA's spring sports shutdown in attempt to be ready for the challenges ahead when he plays next season for the University of Denver's men's lacrosse team.
“I've been trying to stay in shape so I've been running every morning,” he explained. “I've been practicing my lacrosse against the wall trying to get prepared for Denver next year. I don't want to show up unprepared. All you can do is just kind of individual stuff.
“It's super frustrating. Our team has worked hard for the last three years to have a good season this year and it's pretty tough to see it get taken away.”
Tuttle was named to the Adrenaline All-American team and he might get a chance to play in the June 21 game at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The game is still scheduled but might have to be moved to July. He also plans to play in something called in the Committed Games which is also still scheduled. It is set for June 30 in Long Island.
“There's isn't any club lacrosse so I won't be playing for any club team this summer but we do this thing called the Committed Games so a bunch of different colleges and their commits play against each other in like a tournament,” Tuttle said. “So I will play with all the Denver commits against like the Michigan commits.”
`I was at Legend for a number of years so I coached against him and I know he's been first team all-conference and I think All-State all three years. As a lacrosse player, there's nobody any better. Hands down he was one of the state's best players. He's remarkably talented, but character-wise is where he really excels.'
Castle View boys lacrosse coach
Q&A with Tuttle
What has been the hardest part about missing your senior season?
My team this year really had high expectations and we have a new coach this year and I think we were really going to turn some heads this year, and missing the opportunity really stinks.
What would your goals have been for the season?
My big goal was to have fun and make sure everybody was enjoying the game and working hard. Personal goals, I wanted to be an All-American this year, first team All-State and I really wanted to bring my team to the playoffs because that's something we've been working towards the last three years.
How have you developed as a lacrosse player?
My freshman year I was just kind of like a dodge down the alley as a player (area on the side of the offensive zone and not in front of the goal). My game was like assists. I developed into different types of scoring and not just right down the alley and shooting it.
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