Dan Mertzlufft, the head men’s lacrosse coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Lynx during the 2013 season. Lindenwood-Belleville competes in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference at the MCLA Division 2 level. Keep up to date with the Lindenwood University-Belleville Lax homepage.
|What are 3 words that describe your team this year?|
|Young, Focused, & Athletic|
|How many players tried out for the team this year?|
|Roster size by position|
|– Attack: 5
– Midfielders: 7
– Defenders: 6
– Goalies: 2
|Roster size by year in school|
|– Freshmen: 12
– Sophomores: 3
– Juniors: 3
– Seniors: 0
|Where do the majority of your players come from?|
|Cody Johnson #5- SO- Attack- from O’Fallon Illinois. Ideal teammate. Very bright individual. Plays the game with passion and enthusiasm. Good shooter.
Nick Vitale #12- Junior- Defense- From Fenton Missouri. High motor defenseman. Leads by example. Great in all aspects of the game.
Cody Trella #1- Freshman- Middie-From Chandler Arizona. Played select lacrosse for Brady’s Bunch Very Athletic. Understands the game, great in transition.
|Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?|
|Win the conference tournament (GRLC D. II)|
|What’s one thing you’re most excited about?|
|We’re in the process of building a new team from scratch. I have been able to successfully recruit kids from Missouri to California who have a passion for the game and it will be reflected in our play.|
|Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?|
|Missouri Baptist. I know Coach Jolly is going to have his team prepared to play us.|
|Are there any other MCLA programs that you would compare yours to?|
|No – We are creating our own identity.|