New season, new coaches, new team
BY TAYLOR BRITT ON FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Do you even LAX, bro? Lacrosse, a team game originally prominent in the North that is now gaining popularity in the South, has carried over to Rose. Despite last
year’s rough season for both men’s and women’s lacrosse, 2014 is looking up. “
We are stronger as a team and now more eager to win,” sophomore Clay Lindsay
New seasons come along with new game plans and new teammates. Freshman Sydney Sloan is new to the sport and thinks the best part is being with her friends and learning something different. However Sloan is scared of not having enough
experience and hates the conditioning. Lacrosse is a different type of sport; it
is a mix between soccer and football. For lacrosse you use a long-shafted stick
and a small rubber ball. The object of the game is to score by shooting the ball
into your opponents goal. You use the stick to carry, pass, and catch the ball
to score. This also makes it hard to defend and why teams should have an
“My favorite part about Lacrosse is playing defense because you get to hit
people,” senior Spencer Steed said.
Lacrosse is a physically and mentally challenging game of endurance, speed, and passion. The sport is exponentially growing each year and is believed by most athletic directors to be the sport of the future. If the growth rate continues at its
pace of 10%, lacrosse will have 750,000 players in the US by next year.
According to US Lacrosse, media exposure is at an all time high and more schools
and local travel teams are expanding each season. Lacrosse’s success in
expanding throughout the country is due to the motto, “Grow the game.” You have
to have a true sense of dedication or pride to the sport and your teammates.
This year both of the teams have new coaches. Rose counselor Paige Fuqua will coach the women’s team and David Loy will be coaching the men’s. Fuqua is looking forward to the start of the season.
“I think the girls are hard workers and we want to be more established as a new
varsity team at Rose and show everyone up in our new conference,” Fuqua
Loy is an experienced lacrosse coach as he has coached for the local
association, on the pitt youth lacrosse board, was on the rose lacrosse board,
assistant coach for coastal surge travel team, level one certified referee, and
has been a parent of the sport for 5 years.
“ I love the sport and have been apart of it for many years and can’t wait to
share my knowledge and try to help make a difference with all the boys, because
i think we have something special here,” Loy said about this year’s team of