Cranston native and La Salle lacrosse player Max Tetreault recently wrapped up an impressive high school career, helping the Rams to their eighth-straight state championship.
Tetreault began his lacrosse career in the sixth grade with the CLCF program and also played for Cranston Youth Lacrosse. He also was part of the Rhode Island Bulldogs club team throughout high school, along with the La Salle program.
He quickly became one of the top faceoff specialists in the region, and would surpass 1,000 high school faceoff wins in May, and finished with a winning percentage of 80. The New England Lacrosse Journal also named him to its list of the top 100 high school players in the region in both 2018 and 2019, as well as being named a top-10 faceoff specialist this past season.
Tetreault emerged as one of the elite players in not only Rhode Island, but all throughout New England and the Northeast.
Tetreault’s hard work and performance earned him a partial scholarship from Division I University of Utah to play for the Utes next spring.
“Every year was different; we were a very disciplined team in every way and instilling that culture helped us win state championships. Lacrosse is everything to me, it has helped me get to where I am today which is here at the University of Utah … I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for lacrosse,” said Tetreault. “I practice a lot, it takes up a lot of my time, but I love it. If you love what you do and put the time in then it will take you very (far).”
Although Tetreault garnered looks from other schools, his decision became an easy one when he took a campus visit a few months back and saw the new scenery and met the team.
“I was looking at a few other schools, but when I came out here to see the campus, it was beautiful. It’s an amazing campus, it’s always (expanding), but most importantly, it was the coaching staff. When I met them, I couldn’t say no. I feel that the University of Utah has the best coaching staff of any program in America. I feel very confident that I made the right decision based on those factors,” said Tetreault.
At D1 Utah, Tetreault will be going head to head with some of the top lacrosse players across the country. Tetreault feels confident taking the next step knowing his skill and what he accomplished in high school, and embraces the challenge of testing his metal and working toward being one of the top players on the national level.
“Regionally, I’m one of the top guys, but our region is very small. There is a whole other world, there are kids from California, Colorado, Long Island, I have a lot of confidence in knowing that I am one of the top players in the region, but that’s just the start … I want to be one of the best in the country and I have a long way to go to do that,” said Tetreault.
Tetreault looks forward to making himself at home in Utah, and will also miss the Ocean State, which is home to some of his closest friends.
“I’ll miss them a lot, the guys that I played with in high school, they’re my closest friends. I’ll get to play a few of them next year though and I’ll be back to visit,” said Tetreault. “When I think of Rhode Island, I think of summer and the beaches, here, it is much more mountainous, more nature. It’s different out here, but the people are so nice, everything is great out here.”