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Sporting T-shirt practice jerseys and shorts during a cold and breezy practice session one afternoon last week, the Marblehead High boys’ lacrosse team was thoroughly enjoying its newly installed turf field.
It marked the earliest date that coach John Wilkens’s club has ever been outdoors before the start of the season.
For the Magicians, that is a huge advantage.
And so too is the presence of Brooks Tyrrell, a take-charge player with both his physical talent and verbal leadership.
The 6-foot, 180-pound junior midfielder has already verbally committed to playing lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2015.
“We’re psyched,” Wilkens said of Tyrrell’s presence on the team.