Athlete Profile: Hoban Noyes


Starting attackman, Hoban Noyes gets prepared to take on Gulliver rivals Belen at Tropical Park during Friday night lights. (DloFilms)

Tommy Thornton, Staff Writer

Lacrosse is a demanding sport that student-athletes go through. Starting attackman, Hoban Noyes speaks on his journey playing lacrosse, and why he loves the sport so much.

Hoban is a sophomore, and he has been playing lacrosse since he was in lower school. When asked about his love for the sport, Hoban said, “I love the speed and physicality of the game. It’s a high-energy sport, and you have to be quick on your feet and think on your toes. I enjoy the challenge that comes with it.”

Being a varsity athlete requires dedication and hard work, and Hoban is no stranger to that. He trains almost every day, sometimes twice a day, to stay in peak physical condition. Hoban said, “I think it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay in shape. That’s why I’m committed to training and working hard every day.”

Being part of a team is another aspect of varsity athletics that he enjoys. He said, “I like being part of a team and working together towards a common goal. Even though we couldn’t reach it this season. With the young team, we have, I aspect to win District Titles for years to come.  We all have different strengths, and it’s great to see how we can use those strengths to complement each other on the field.”

Hoban has experienced his fair share of challenges on the field, but he has learned to overcome adversity with resilience and determination. After suffering a knee injury, Hoban had to leave during the game. He said, “Injuries are a part of the game, and they can be frustrating, but it’s important to keep a positive attitude and work towards getting back on the field. The mental aspect of the game is just as important as the physical.” 

Noyes’s dedication to the sport has paid off in many ways. He has been a Varsity player in his first two years of high school. Noyes with 38 goals this season is top 5 on the team. A big leap from his four goals last season. There are only better things to come. Hoban stated, “I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far, but I know there’s always room for improvement. I want to keep pushing myself to be the best athlete and student that I can be.”

Hoban had some words of wisdom for the upcoming lacrosse varsity athletes. He said, “Stay committed and work hard, both on and off the field. It takes a lot of effort and dedication, but it’s worth it. And remember to have fun.”

Hoban’s passion for lacrosse and his commitment to his team and his own personal growth are inspiring. It’s clear that he has what it takes to succeed both on and off the field, and there is no doubt that he will continue to excel in whatever he chooses to do next.