, Salem, MA


October 4, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: Peabody girls lax founder Hayes headed to UMass-Boston Hall of Fame


“It’s disappointing,” said Kobelski, who hopes to keep playing in college. “I have to wait until the swelling goes down before getting surgery. Last year I hurt my other shoulder during the season, but it wasn’t a full dislocation. It was still bothering me after the Super Bowl, and the doctor told me I needed surgery. I missed last year’s lacrosse season, but was fully recovered before getting hurt late in the Central Catholic game.”

Kobelski, who lives in Andover, was chosen to be one of the game captains for last week’s Homecoming Game against Everett even though he wasn’t suited up.

“That was a real nice honor,” he said. “This season they worked me into the offense more, and I got to carry the ball a few times as well as make a couple of catches. I’m disappointed to be out, and it’s a real tough break that Johnny (Thomas) went down (with a season ending torn ACL).

“We’re lucky to have Cody Harwood, who is a good running back. He would probably start for most other schools. Pat McDermott took over at fullback after I went down, and he hits hard. I think we’re going to be okay.”


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