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The success that the Palmyra boys’ lacrosse team experienced this spring was due to the contributions of many good players, not a handful of great ones. That team approach took the Cougars farther than any Lebanon County club had gone before.

But if there was one Cougar who distinguished himself from his teammates it had to be Kyle Nolan.

On Tuesday evening at Exeter High School, in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA postseason, Nolan’s season and career ended with a 15-9 loss to District One representative Strath Haven. But what a year it was for Nolan and Palmyra.

Nolan fittingly tallied the final goal of a Cougar comeback that fell short. It was the only goal of the game for the senior attacker, but the 85th of his season, to go along with 38 assists.

A couple weeks earlier, Nolan had been named the Mid-Penn Conference’s player of the year, by a vote of the circuit’s coaches.

Palmyra finished the campaign with a 21-2 mark that marked the most wins ever by a boys’ lacrosse team from Lebanon County. The Cougars also captured the locale’s first and only District Three championship.

 – Jeff Falk

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