University of Minnesota Duluth: 2013 Season Outlook

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UMD Lacrosse

Sam Litman, the head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Bulldogs during the 2013 season. Minnesota Duluth competes in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Bulldogs Lacrosse homepage.

What are 3 words that describe your team this year?
Focused, Youthful, Commited
How many players tried out for the team this year?
Roster size by position
– Attack: 8
– Midfielders: 20
– Defenders: 13
– Goalies: 3
Roster size by year in school
– Freshmen: 16
– Sophomores: 15
– Juniors: 8
– Seniors: 3
Where do the majority of your players come from?
Team Captains
Kevin Soderholm, a senior from Eagan, MN, was an All-American honorable mention and earned First- Team UMLC honors last season on defense. He has been a cornerstone of the team’s defensive unit for the past two seasons as a starter, and will be a major contributor this upcoming season. Kevin came to the Bulldogs from Eastview High School and is majoring in Statistics.Stan Drutowkski, hailing from Rosemount, MN, is a redshirt senior at the midfield for Duluth. He came into the program as a walk-on defensive midfielder, but worked his way into the offensive rotation and will be expected to lead the offensive attack for the Bulldogs in 2013. Stan scored 14 points last season, notching 11 goals and 3 assists. He is studying Marketing and will graduate this spring.
Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?
Our goal all fall was to get better each time we touch the field, go to the gym, hit the wall or work on our conditioning. That goal remains the same as we enter the Spring season. Each game this season for the team is a playoff game. With the loss of our Conference AQ a night off will not be an option. We have put together an aggressive OOC schedule and look forward to the challenge. Our goal as always is to win the UMLC championship and retain the cup. We hope to win our 8th consecutive UMLC title and 16th title in the past 19 years.
What’s one thing you’re most excited about?
I’m excited to watch this team continue to grow together. This is an incredibly focused and determined group of young men who want to succeed at the highest level possible.
Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?
Every conference game of our will be a challenge this year.