Maine Maritime Lacrosse Unites After Death of Football Assistant-Coach

Updated 4 years ago

Yesterday the Maine Maritime Academy Men’s Lacrosse team came close to taking down Husson in their conference tournament but fell short losing 10-7. This past October, MMA Football Assistant Coach Richard Dykas was killed in a car accident the night after a Mariner football game. Nine members of the lacrosse team also play football at MMA. For the Mariners, the life-lessons of this year will stick with them forever.***After going down 7-1 to Husson, it looked like the season for the Maine Maritime Men’s Lacrosse team was coming to a very disappointing close.After regrouping at halftime, the Mariners, who trailed 7-2, began climbing back. Brian Corain then tied the game at 7 going into the 4th quarter.But the upset wasn’t to be for Maine Maritime. Husson scored three times in the 4th to win the game and the Mariners season came to a close.Alex Hermes – Maine Maritime Lacrosse”It was kind of a disappointment. They proved to be a better team, more conditioned and ready for the 4th quarter.”The Mariners have gone through a wide-range of emotuions since the passing of football assistant-coach Richard Dykas last October.”The loss of Coach Dykas was pretty detrimental but he was a personal coach of mine and he is forever missed.”The experience of playing without Dykas on the sideline has not been easy, but the Mariners have learned a lot about life.”You have to stick together as a family, being out here with your football team, with your lacrosse team, we spend so much time together, it’s just like a brotherhood. Never, ever take any day for granted. You never know if you’re giong to be here one day and gone the next.”


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