Jimmy Morin, the head men’s lacrosse coach at Northeastern University, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Huskies during the 2013 season. Northeastern competes in the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Northeaster Lax homepage.
|What are 3 words that describe your team this year?|
|Comitted, Together, Tireless|
|How many players tried out for the team this year?|
|Roster size by position|
|– Attack: 9
– Midfielders: 13
– Defenders: 14
– Goalies: 3
|Roster size by year in school|
|– Freshmen: 10
– Sophomores: 8
– Juniors: 12
– Seniors: 9
|Where do the majority of your players come from?|
|Chris Tecca – Hailing from Lyme, New Hampshire Chris returns to Northeastern after spending his fall semester interning in Nashville, Tennessee . After his very impressive 2012 campaign the coaches have high expectations for Chris to continue being a leader on and off the field and helping improve upon the Huskies dynamic Offense.
Dave Margolius – A Massachusetts native of Acton-Boxborough Margolius has done an extraordinary job as a player and president for this years Northeastern Men’s Lacrosse team. Dave has really been impressing everyone around him this preseason with a very consistent approach to the game while also being looked to for his leadership skills and motivating the guys around him.
Mike Lehmann – Born and raised in Fairport, NY Mike returns to the field where he has made a name for himself dominating faceoffs and collecting PCLL accolades every year he has played. Mike will be looked to this year for his offensive skills, tenacity, and overall gumption.
Ryan Shea – The pride of Needham, MA returns to Northeastern after a huge year in 2012 where he was nominated for PCLL Defensive Player of the Year alongside teammate Kyle Bedell. With more responsibility and higher expectations as a captain, Ryan will be looked at to help this team through the ups and downs of a season within the MCLA while maintaining his dominance at close defense.
|Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?|
|The coaching staff at Northeastern approaches everything one day at a time. We like to keep our focus in check by breaking things up and understanding that we need to improve both individually and collectively everyday and every opportunity we have together as a team.Focusing too far into the season can cause blurry vision and we preach to our guys that a clear approach to improving must focus on the task-at-hand.
Nevertheless, I would be selling our guys short that a PCLL Championship and National Championship isn’t possible, its absolutely possible with this group of men. It’s just a matter of taking it one day at a time, staying hungry, and sticking together.
|What’s one thing you’re most excited about?|
|Simply getting the opportunity to play.|
|Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?|
|The PCLL is very strong this year and it wouldn’t be fair to single any of them out. They will all be gunning for us and we will most certainly be doing the same.|