The St. Thomas More boys’ lacrosse team finished the 2011 season with a 9-6 record, led much of the way by senior midfielder and attacker J.T. Apgar.


The St. Thomas More boys’ lacrosse team finished the 2011 season with a 9-6 record, led much of the way by senior midfielder and attacker J.T. Apgar.
Apgar registered 58 goals and handed out 22 assists in his senior season, overcoming various injuries earlier in his career to return to peak form.  Aside from his success on the lacrosse field, Apgar also played forward for the Ravens boys’ soccer team, which also finished with a winning record this past fall (7-6-2).
The Dover Post sat down with the team captain and now graduate of St. Thomas More to talk about the season, his comebacks and future plans.

Q You played much of your sophomore year with a torn knee ligament, then broke your wrist and humerus playing soccer your junior year. What was the recovery period like for you back then?
A It was really difficult. I would heal up from one injury and get hurt again.

Q What helped you get back to playing competitively?
A I used to hate running but then when I couldn’t run, that got me motivated to try harder when I did come back.

Q How did you feel the season went for your team this year?
A We’ve improved a lot. We lost a good number of people from last year, but we had some good freshmen to help us out.

Q You also play soccer, so which do you like better: Soccer or lacrosse?
A I like lacrosse better – I get to hit people and it’s more fun.

Q As an attacker, you’re called on to get to the net and score. What are some of the other parts of lacrosse that you enjoy?
A I prefer to assist on a teammate’s score, and I’ll go to play middie and do face-offs as well.

Q Seems that St. Thomas More is starting to make a name for itself athletically. What has it been like to be a part of the school’s growth in sports?
A It’s hard because nobody looks at us, but we just go out there and try to make a name for ourselves.

Q What are you going to miss the most about St. Thomas More?
A Everything – all of the people, all of the teachers and sports are going to be some of my fondest memories.

Q Have you decided on where you’re going to college?
A Yes, I’m going to York College and I’ll be playing lacrosse there.

E-mail Chris Stevens at chris.stevens@doverpost.com