Boys’ Lacrosse Team Wins Third Consecutive Section Championship, Second Consecutive Regional Championship


Elliott Zhang

The Raiders are competing for the state championship.

Adam Rublin

The Scarsdale boys’ lacrosse team continued its remarkable run of success, securing its third consecutive Section 1 Class A championship against Mararoneck on Wednesday. The game showcased outstanding performances from Colby Baldwin ’23, Andrew Lehrman ’23, and Ryan Ornstein ’23. Following the section championship, the Raiders faced off against Shenendowa, the Section 2 champions, on Saturday, prevailing by a score of 10-9.

Throughout the season, the Raiders had set ambitious goals for themselves, building upon their triumphant 2021 and 2022 campaigns where they emerged victorious against Mamaroneck in the Section Final on both occasions. Confident in their abundance of talent, the players knew that with a strong performance, they could advance beyond the section. In the previous year, the Raiders even reached the state semifinals but were defeated by Northport, which fueled their motivation to go even further at the state level.

In fact, in an interview conducted last year, Lehrman told Maroon his outlook for this season, stating, “I seriously don’t think any team is even going to compete with us from around here next year.” Lehrman’s boldness has for the most part been backed up, as the Raiders had a strong regular season, achieving a record of 13-6.

“Our goals [for this season] have been to compete and get back to the place we were and do better than we did last year,” Anders Burrows ’25 explained. To get farther than previous years, however, would require a section championship first, and going into the playoffs, Scarsdale was the favorite as the number one seed. To start the playoffs, Scarsdale advanced handily to the section finals against section rival Mamaroneck, where they won 10-7, securing the three-peat.

“We know that we didn’t play our best game the [last time we played Mamaroneck], so if we played our best and worked together we could win the second game,” Burrows commented. 

Adding to their celebration after the Section Championship, both Colby Baldwin and Andrew Lehrman were named 2023 Lacrosse All-Americans by a committee of esteemed coaches. While it was Baldwin’s second time receiving this honor, it marked Lehrman’s first.

Then, on Saturday, the Raiders confronted a fresh challenge in the Class A Regional Championship against Shenendowa. Despite trailing 9-4 with under ten minutes remaining, Scarsdale staged a remarkable comeback. Lehrman prevented any further goals and the offense began to score, resulting in a 10-9 victory for the Raiders. 

Scarsdale now advances to the NYSPHSAA state semifinals, replicating their achievement from the previous year. The details of their next matchup are yet to be determined.