South Kent's lacrosse program is designed to develop an appreciation of the game in its players. South Kent's lacrosse program continues to excel as it draws much enthusiasm from its players.
The School believes in sportsmanship and the value of competition. Teamwork, dedication, hard work, and enjoyment; all these traits are necessary to excel in lacrosse and in life. A South Kent player respects the game, his teammates, opponents, and himself. A thirst for learning about the value of sports and the importance of enjoying every aspect of the experience is crucial to each player's development. The coaches seek to develop the ability to endure hardship without losing focus on your goals. South Kent thrives on a challenge. Each boy learns to value the inherent lesson in adversity, while seeking solutions to problems. Athletes must display composure during challenging times in order to succeed, and South Kent athletes are no exception. The lacrosse program looks to provide each student-athlete with the value of competition, the importance of consistent effort, and the love of the game.
Coach Sweeney joined the South Kent lacrosse program in 2018. Coach Sweeney comes to South Kent with over 20 years of experience, coaching all over the United States, including winning a State Championship in Texas while coaching at Highland Park. During his coaching career he has had the opportunity to work with the former Major League Lacrosse team - Bridgeport Barrage (CT), Director of Operations at Powell Lacrosse Camps (US) and Director of Infinity Lacrosse (TX, LA). Jack Sweeney played college Division III lacrosse at Nichols College (MA) and played his high school lacrosse at William H Hall High School in West Hartford Connecticut.
Coach Loomis' love for lacrosse started when oldest son Cameron began playing in 2003. He was the assistant coach for Bantams with Watertown Youth Lacrosse. In 2006, he co-founded Litchfield Hills Lacrosse, a youth lacrosse league serving the youth of NW Connecticut. He coached at all youth levels and in 2007 he was the assistant High School Coach. This is his first year as assistant coach at SKS, where both of his sons have played.