Crusader lax preps for success in 2013


With the lacrosse season booting back up, both the men’s and women’s team hold high expectations for what it may bring.

For the men, the championship and Landmark Conference are specific goals that they are keeping in mind.

“We’re looking forward to the championship, definitely,” senior midfield John Kerrigan said.

“We want to be the first Susquehanna lacrosse team to bring home a championship success.”

Freshman attack Connor Moran agreed, stating that he’s looking forward to “winning and working together as a team.”

“We’re trying a bunch of new things,” he said. “New offenses. We are trying to adapt to everything.”

Adaption is key, it seems, as well as team disposition.

“We have a lot of strengths,” Kerrigan explained. “We’ve got a strong senior leadership, and we’ve really come together in these past four years. The only thing I can see that might be a potential weakness is frustration or internal fighting. We just need to get everyone on the same page.”

“I think the one challenge I am anticipating is how the team reacts when we are in pressure situations,” sophomore midfielder Nickolas Kifolo added. “But I expect to play well enough to have the team win, and as I team I expect us to play well and play in the post season.”

For the women’s team, their main goal is improvement.

“I am looking forward to see how much we can improve from last season,” junior goalkeeper Katelyn Brower said. “We had a great year last year and I think we are more than capable of continuing our success. We lost three amazing seniors who each brought something different to the team. It is unfortunate, but the freshmen we have added to the line-up are very talented. We are excited to watch them in action once the season starts.”

The women’s lacrosse team had an outstanding season last year, finishing with a final record of 15-2, losing their final game of the year against Catholic in the Landmark Conference Tournament Championship to a final of 12-10

The men have their first game at home against Lycoming College, on February 24, at 1 p.m., while the women’s first game will be away at Dickinson College, February 28, at 4 p.m.