Teams looking to make big improvements between one season and the next need to attack the issue hard, and they need to do it together. If the entire team isn’t pulling in the same direction, the results simply won’t come. In order to break the guys down, and then build them back up, a number of programs have instituted military-style training regimens (Tufts comes to mind), or participated in Judgement Day style team building work outs (Last year Wesleyan did it).
This year, it is Quinnipiac’s turn to face the music:
Quinnipiac is a smaller D1 school in Connecticut, which plays in the NEC along with schools like Bryant and Robert Morris. They are coached by a great guy in Eric Fekete, and the went 3-11 last year, keeping most of their games pretty close.
Making waves in D1 lacrosse is never easy. Competing against Hopkins, UNC, Syracuse, Notre Dame and a host of other established big time schools makes it harder. But if there is a first step to take, it is getting the guys on the team THIS YEAR ready to roll. Judgement Day definitely gets that done.
Good luck to Quinnipiac this year… we’ll be keeping tabs on their progress!