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Lacrosse player leaves after remarkable journey in two sports

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Senior and goalie Colton Silverstein got his 1000th save during the semifinals.

Senior lacrosse goalie Colton Silverstein has grown up with the game of lacrosse. As a member of the school’s lacrosse team, Colton started all four years at goalie. His efforts helped Kinkaid achieve back-to-back Class A state championships in 2023 and 2024. 

On Sunday May 12, 2024, Silverstein led the Falcon lacrosse team into the Texas Class A State Championship against Vandergrift High School and the boys were victorious by a score of 10 to five. This achievement marked the end of Silverstein’s high school career, but was the best possible way to go out. 

“I first started playing lacrosse in Kindergarten,” he said. “In sixth grade, I realized it was my best sport and increased my focus on playing goalie.”

Silverstein is a three time All-American and two-time varsity captain of the lacrosse team. Being a lacrosse goalie might seem like a simple task in theory, but Colton had taken his task and excelled to an impressively high level. 

Statistically, Silverstein excelled during his time at Kinkaid. He was able to achieve more than 1,000 saves in his high school career. Very few goalies have been able to eclipse this mark in the state of Texas, and his achievement stood as a symbol for his impact on Kinkaid’s lacrosse team. He was a cornerstone of the program and will be missed after the season by teammates and coaches alike.  

Besides lacrosse, Silverstein also lettered in wrestling all four years of high school. Wrestling allowed him to be physically ready for lacrosse season in the spring, which is directly after wrestling season in the winter. 

“Wrestling has helped me with staying conditioned and be fit for the lacrosse season,” he said.

This fall, Colton plans to attend the University of Delaware to continue lacrosse, while also majoring in business. He said he hopes to help the school win multiple conference titles in the Colonial Athletic Association.

“I chose Delaware because they are a top Division I school in the country, and I feel that they are the best school for me to continue playing lacrosse,” he said.

Silverstein was not just a great lacrosse player and wrestler, but also a great teammate. He was a focal point for the lacrosse team and a reliable figure for the wrestling team. 

“Colton was always one of the hardest worked in the wrestling room and on the field,” said sophomore Morgan Tannery, who was Colton’s teammate on both the wrestling and lacrosse team. “He brought the same passion to wrestling that he does in lacrosse, and I was lucky to be a teammate of his in both sports.”

Outside of playing, Silverstein also coached a youth team this past year. He led that team to a city championship. Coaching is something that he said he is passionate about and he enjoyed giving back to the younger lacrosse community. 

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Kavin Mukerji, Staff Writer
Kavin Mukerji serves as a Staff Writer for The Falcon. This is his first year on staff. Kavin is an active member of both arts and athletics, playing for Kinkaid's orchestra, as well as the football, tennis, and wrestling teams. He enjoys hanging out with friends and meeting new people. On Saturdays, he can usually be found enjoying college football.  

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