All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Lucas Rykhus

All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Lucas Rykhus Click to Enlarge Photo: Brady Hughs

(KNSI) - Now that spring has finally sprung in Central Minnesota, local high schools can finally get going with their spring activities.

Some teams like the St. Cloud Area (comprised of athletes from Tech, Apollo and Cathedral) Lacrosse Team have been playing at a high level.

Head coach, Matt Keil attributes their first 3-0 start since 2012 and outscoring their opponents 41-13 to players like Lucas Rykhus of Cathedral.

Rykhus started the first two games of the season with 10 goals and one assist.

The senior attackman also added two more goals against Brainerd April 23rd at St. Johns University.

Prior to their third game, Rhykus was sitting third in the state of Minnesota for goals scored by a boys' lacrosse player.

All pretty impressive considering all the random places the team has had to practice, with limited time outside.

Coach Keil attributes much of his team’s great play to their work ethic.

“Hard conditioning in the cold weather is paying off.” Keil stated.

Keil is liking what he has witnessed from Rykhus in their four years together.

"Growth." Keil stated.

The coach then elaborated by saying, "Lucas has grown both physically and mentally into the player and person he is today. I'm proud of his growth and [I'm] looking forward to his continued growth toward a successful future."

Rykhus and his team will hope to continue their torrid start to the season when they face another tough test this Thursday, April 26th, when they battle St. Michael Albertville at SCSU.

Good luck to St. Cloud Area Lacrosse and to Lucas in your future endeavors!

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