Senior Sam Sipe (43)
By Ben Logan
With every new year comes new challenges, including the new head coach Stefan Striffler, who has taken the boy’s lacrosse team by storm. His number one goal: To have a successful first season as a Red Lion head coach.
Last spring was tough for the boys’ lacrosse teams. Both varsity and junior varsity ended the season with a losing record, much to the disapproval of the senior members of the varsity team, who had lost the final game of their high school career in a humiliating loss. Because of this, it may be a challenge to bring the team back up to its former glory, and regain the talent that has been whisked away with the graduates of 2012.
However, despite last year’s flurry of defeat, many players seem to have confidence in their new coach, his way of coaching, and his dedication towards the team as a whole. “I think he’s great. He is passionate about the team, and he knows what he’s talking about. So...I think we’ll do good this year,” Christian Castle, a returning offensive mid fielder said.
Head Coach Stefan Striffler
Similarly, when asked about the number of changes coach Striffler made to the team, Luke Huber, offensive midfielder, responded with, “Yeah, well he takes it seriously, which is good. His practices aren’t all games, they’re tough, and you’ve actually got to work at them.”
It is safe to say that Striffler’s methods of coaching show promise, and are thought to be working out well for most players, as they believe these “changes”, to be beneficial to the overall well being of the team.
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