Washington University in St. Louis: 2013 Season Outlook

Borrowed from WU Lax Homepage

Borrowed from WU Lax Homepage

Tom Schmidt , the head men’s lacrosse coach at Washington University in St. Louis, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Bears during the 2013 season. Wash-St. Louis competes in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference at the MCLA Division 2 level. Keep up to date with the WU Lax homepage.

What are 3 words that describe your team this year?
Fun, Relaxed, Intelligent
How many players tried out for the team this year?
Roster size by position
– Attack: 4
– Midfielders: 18
– Defenders: 10
– Goalies: 2
Roster size by year in school
– Freshmen: 12
– Sophomores: 8
– Juniors: 12
– Seniors: 2
Where do the majority of your players come from?
New England Region
Team Captains
We have not named our captains for 2013 yet.
Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?
First and foremost, as a club program, we strive to have fun, which is the whole point of playing lacrosse in the first place. After that, we want to continue our trend of winning, hopefully culminating in a successful trip to the MCLA Championships.
What’s one thing you’re most excited about?
We are excited to play a tougher out of conference schedule this season, including St. John’s, Indiana Tech, Grove City, and John Carroll. We also look forward to continuing our rivalry with Missouri Baptist and Missouri State. We have a great freshman class that we expect to contribute in a big way.
Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?
Missouri Baptist, Missouri State, Lindenwood-Belleville, and Judson. Missouri State has been consistently strong over the past few years, MoBap has been one of our biggest rivals, meeting us in the last 2 GRLC Finals. LU-B and Judson are both up and coming NAIA programs.
Are there any other MCLA programs that you would compare yours to?
Emory and Carnegie Mellon both have the same academic standards we do
What’s your prediction for the 2013 MCLA Final Four?
There are a lot of great teams in the MCLA D2 this year, I can see 15 teams with a legitimate shot at making the Final 4. Having said that, I wouldn’t be a very good coach if I didn’t believe in my own team: Wash U, Grand Valley State, St. Thomas, & Indiana Tech.