William Wezenter, the assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Southern Connecticut State University, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Owls during the 2013 season. SCSU competes in the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League at the MCLA Division 2 level. Keep up to date with the Southern Connecticut Lacrosse Page.
|What are 3 words that describe your team this year?|
|Execution, no excuses|
|How many players tried out for the team this year?|
|Roster size by position|
|– Attack: 4
– Midfielders: 9
– Defenders: 6
– Goalies: 2
|Roster size by year in school|
|– Freshmen: 11
– Sophomores: 6
– Juniors: 3
– Seniors: 1
|Where do the majority of your players come from?|
|Tim Albert – Attack from Lindenhurst Long Island. One of the few players to have been with the program since it started, and our sole player from outside of Connecticut. Tim has a knack for finding the cage, he will also see some time in the midfield taking faceoffs. This is his 2nd year as a captain.
Ben Velardi – Midfielder out of Amity high school in Woodbridge, CT, Ben is a sophomore in his 2nd year of ever playing lacrosse. Despite having never played before college, Ben has gone on to start for us as a freshman and is now a captain as a sophomore. Ben is a vocal leader who does his best to work hard on the field and is a student of the game off of the field.
Tyler McNamara – Tyler is a junior from Shelton, Connecticut. “Mac” has been a 3 year starter at Defense and LSM for SCSU and has improved in his time at Southern, going from a football player who played lacrosse in the off season, to being a lacrosse player in his own right. Tyler continues to work hard towards his goal of making the PCLL All-Star game.
|Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?|
|Improve our skills
Commitment to Excellence
|What’s one thing you’re most excited about?|
|I am most excited for our new group of offensive talent. We have some great stick handlers entering SCSU for the 2013 season|
|Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?|
|The PCLL is tough, I have trouble picking one team out. Briarcliffe, Coast Guard, and Stonehill are each nationally acclaimed teams and will each be difficult in their own right.|
|Are there any other MCLA programs that you would compare yours to?|
|What’s your prediction for the 2013 MCLA Final Four?|