By: Nat St. Laurent
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Last year I often bragged to friends back home in upstate New York that I was able to go an entire preseason without wearing my gloves. What a difference a year makes! So far this season the weather has reminded me of preseason lacrosse practices back home. From pre-practice snowball fights to after practice snow angels the team has been in great spirits and handled the undesired weather very well. They have come out everyday regardless of the weather and competed. I have been very pleased with the competition at each position. It was obvious from the very first practice that the team has worked very hard in the off-season.
Just two weeks from today we will have our first game of the season. There is a lot of work that needs to be done between now and then but the team is focused and I am confident we will get where we need to be to start the season. I am unsure what the weather will be on that Tuesday evening, but I am certain that it will not phase this group. At the end of the day despite the weather, the game of lacrosse is simple and comes down to passing, catching, and picking up ground balls. The team that does that the best early in the season will likely be one of the few teams playing May.