Shane McIntyre cant be beaten on the draw

Shane McIntyre AOTW

Shane McIntyre AOTW

Nothing seems to be able to get in the way of Panther lacrosse attacker and midfielder Shane McIntyre so far in the 2016 season.
Not even a change to rules has prevented the O’Fallon power house from burying the ball into the other team’s goal. In 2016 a rule change no longer allows players to carry the ball without taking a step on the face off. Despite the rule McIntyre, who wears number 14 for the Panthers, has scored the opening goal of the first four games this season in less than seven seconds.
“The rule change really requires me to communicate more with my teammates around me since I usually have to knock it back to one of them,” said Shane McIntyre.
Any worries that the rule change may slow down McIntyre’s game have all been alleviated quickly. Against Columbia Rock Bridge last week, McIntyre was one win away from a perfect game on the face off draw.
“Normally anything above 50% is a great win percentage. To get anywhere near 100% is just remarkable,” said head coach Jim McIntyre.
Aside from winning face-offs, Shane has been a scoring machine for the Panthers and netted his first hat trick of the season in the opening quarter of play against Francis Howell.
“He is playing with a lot more maturity and composure to his game, “said Coach Jim McIntyre. “Shane is sharing the ball more and has really increased his ability to score with both hands.”
Shane is a four year varsity player for the Panthers and is a golfer for OTHS in the fall. His favorite parts about playing lacrosse are his teammates and the competitive nature of the game.
“The competition is one of my favorite aspects. Every game every team goes out and gives it their 100% to win. But after the game it’s just one big brotherhood. I love coming out on the field every day and hanging out with my team mates. I think this team has been pretty impressive so far and we have our eyes set on a state championship.”