Peter Bonoff and Rob Cuomo live lacrosse. They played in college and they’ve coached the San Juan Dragons. Cuomo coached the Dragons to the Division II playoffs in his debut year with the team.
So will they tip the scales in favor of the Dragons alumni team when they face the 2008 Dragons squad in the annual alumni game Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School?
“We’re not going to have any subs,” Cuomo said with a smile. “We’re going to die out there.”
That remains to be seen. But it’s going to be a game to watch. Admission is free. A barbecue will follow.
“We’re inviting anyone interested in playing lacrosse to come out,” Cuomo said.
The San Juan Dragons are affiliated with the Friday Harbor Athletic Association and draws its players from Friday Harbor High School and Spring Street International School. The Dragons are in Division II of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association.
The Dragons were founded in 2003, affiliated with Spring Street School. They finished 7-5 in 2004 and 2005, and went through a rebuilding year as an unaffiliated team in 2006. The Dragons finished 3-11 in 2007. The early team produced two college lacrosse players.
In 2008, Cuomo joined the team as head coach and Ryan Bennett joined as assistant coach. Under their tutelage, the Dragons finished the regular season 5-5 and tied for the Skagit Conference title. The team had one of the best goalies in the conference, and two players are expected to play for University of Washington.