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Ready for more, women's lacrosse team reflects on success

by Matthew Laus- THE STYLUS
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 06:00 pm
Photos courtesy of Brockport Athletic Communications via Flickr
Photos courtesy of Brockport Athletic Communications via Flickr

 With a strong start to the season that includes an undefeated record of 5-0 and being ranked the 12th best team in the nation, The College at Brockport Golden Eagles women's lacrosse team cite some of their strengths, look ahead to goals for the season and acknowledge ways they can improve.

The biggest strength many teammates felt they had was the closeness of the team as an entity. The better the bond between the team members, the better the communication, translating into better results on the field.

"Our team's greatest strength is our connection and bond with one another," senior Megan Legro said. "We are just all best friends which makes working together on the field that much easier."  

Senior Caitlin Cavallaro echoed those same strengths.

"The fact that the team is more of like a family than just another team really benefits us as we truck down through the season," Cavallaro said. "We are also very comfortable with each other and our communication skills on the field will help us accomplish our goals."  

Offensive consistency was a topic that was brought up in consideration for one of the ways in which the team could improve on.

"Right now we need to work on finding the back of the dang net," Legro said.

Cavallaro agreed with her teammate, explaining consistency in the overall team mentality can be hard to maintain throughout the course of practices and games. Supported by the internal family atmosphere of the team, the group can work on becoming more like one collective force.

Surely a team that has had this great of a start has its sights set on some pretty big goals. The overarching goal for the team was to make it to the SUNYAC Championship and bring home the win, as is the goal for most. With a great start to the season that includes huge wins, for example beating Denison University by almost double digits and defeating the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers with a score of  13-6 really show the Golden Eagles' strength on both the offensive and defensive sides of the field. Maybe these lofty goals stated by the team are not far fetched at all. Besides, one must see themselves accomplishing goals before it actually happens.

Every team that is having a season like this will have numerous challengers in their conference. According to Legro, every team is a challenge, but the SUNY Cortland Dragons and Oswego were specifically mentioned by team members.

"Every team we play is a challenge because we have a target on our backs by being a ranked team," Legro said. "Every team plays their hardest game against us so the challenge is to work harder and find the way to rise above the fight."

Both Legro and Cavallaro consider Cortland to be the biggest rival currently facing the Golden Eagles as a result of Cortland's long history of taking the SUNYAC championship. However, the team also recognizes Oswego may be a challenge, since it was against their team the Golden Eagles lost to last year.

Hopefully the women's  can ride this wave of momentum and and be a top contending team all season long. With very experienced teammates the sky is surely the limit for Golden Eagles.


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