Coach Greg Cole previews LAX to the MAX


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This season, SHS will celebrate its 15th year of lacrosse debuting in the Spring of 1995. The team won State in 2004 with a record a nine and nine. The team opens the season against Springboro on Mar. 23.

The varsity boys lacrosse  team is searching for revenge after a devastating loss to Archbishop Moeller in the team’s final game of the 2014 season. Coach Greg Cole weighs in on this upcoming lacrosse season.

Q: What are the team’s strengths?

A: We’re very strong on the defensive side of the ball due to our returning starters and the guys who have played for a couple of year. On offense, we have a couple of returning starters with a lot of experience and explosive potential.

Q: How can you build off them to have a successful season?

A: I would say our biggest strength is the fact that the players truly bought into a family atmosphere and love playing for one another.

Q: Who are the players that will lead the team and make the biggest impact? What makes them stand out?

A: We haven’t assigned any in season captains yet but we had eight guys who stepped up to leader off-season workouts and not only did they get the guys present and working hard but they also built a strong relationship with each other.

The guys who stood out the most include seniors Tyler Heygesi, Philip Silverman, Stephen Mills and junior Tommy Barnhorst.

Q: What are the goals the team has set out to achieve this season?

A:  Our three principles this year are to be prepared, do your best, and love each other. In varsity sports, results are measured by wins and losses and a lot of that stuff you can control.  They are mentally prepared and do their best each game and take care of one another.

I believe we have the opportunity to surprise the city of Cincinnati and make a run at a sweet 16 game. If we stay healthy and have a couple things go our way, the sky is the limit.

The team’s first game of the season is scheduled for Mar. 23 at Springboro. Last season, SHS played Springboro twice and beat them 15 to zero and 15 to five, respectively.