Pat Aiello, the head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Mississippi, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Rebels during the 2013 season. Ole Miss competes in the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Rebels on the Ole Miss Lax homepage.
|What are 3 words that describe your team this year?|
|Experienced, Depth, and Relentless|
|How many players tried out for the team this year?|
|Roster size by position|
|- Attack: 15
- Midfielders: 20
– Defenders: 13
– Goalies: 2
|Roster size by year in school|
|- Freshmen: 20
– Sophomores: 8
– Juniors: 15
– Seniors: 7
|Where do the majority of your players come from?|
|Maryland, New York and Texas|
|Matt Raines Sr Def – from Grasonville, MD – Matt has been a leader both on and off the field for the Ole Miss Lacrosse team. He is dedicated and was a key defender on our young defense last year.Nick LoverdeSr Goalie – Baltimore, MD – Nick was in my opinion the best goalie in the SELC last year and got snubbed for any post season awards. He is the quarterback of our defense and does alot for the team outside of the field.Max Snider Sr Midfield – Maryland – Max was a leader at the midfield last year and will bring tremendous experience with our freshmen midfielders.
Danny Ebbecke Jr Midfield F/O – Massapequa, NY – Danny is a transfer from Nassau Community College and in my opinion will lead the league in faceoff percentage he is that good. He also brings leadership in all facets of the game. Comes from a great lacrosse program in Massapequa High School on Long Island.
|Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?|
|After taking over as head coach at Ole Miss last season there was alot to build on a new team new coach and a new vision. We ended up 7-7 which was good compared to a 2-12 record the year prior. Our goal as a team this season is to win the SELC and to play with a swagger this year. My message to the team everyday from the start of Fall Ball has been play with resilient effort for 60 mins and play together and we will be there at the end of he season.|
|What’s one thing you’re most excited about?|
|To play the teams in our division because every team is very good and very well coached.Also our gane vs Texas A& M in New Orleans never played them first meeting ever|
|Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?|
|Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt all very good and well coached|