BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge High boys lacrosse team will open its season Wednesday afternoon at home against Hopewell Valley at 4:45 p.m.

Ridge is coming off a 10-7 season and looks to contend in the Skyland Conference. Senior midfielder Dan Skea, also a key contributor to the Red Devils' state playoff football team last fall, has 24 goals and 10 assists last season. He heads an experienced returning cast that also includes Bryce Kirkwood, Ted Kapp and Will Burckley on attack, and Alex Alano, Dan Comperiati and Alex Choy at midfield. Goalkeeper Michael Harris also returns.

Here is a look at Ridge's early-season schedule:

3/29: (H) Hopewell Valley, 4:45
4/1: (A) Somerville, 10 a.m.
4/5: (H) North Hunterdon, 4:45
4/8: (A) Hunterdon Central, 5 p.m.
4/12: (A) Watchung Hills, 4 p.m.
4/15: (H) Ridgewood, 4 p.m.