“Our biggest question mark is our lack of overall experience. How are we going to hold up when games are tight down the stretch? That’s going to determine how we do,” said Connolly.
The Eagles will play their usual killer schedule. In addition to their Catholic Conference foes, St. John’s will face Central Catholic, Springfield Cathedral, Charlestown, Lynn English, Reading and Haverhill, among others.
“We don’t mind a hard schedule at all,” said Connolly. “Our end goal isn’t to go 19-1, it’s to make the state tournament. You have to beat good teams in the regular season.”