I was really pleased with our team's progress and effort last week during spring break. I think we made some improvement as a team and we had an opportunity to work on some areas of concern.
To win three games in eight days, two versus in-state rivals and one beating a much-improved Penn team, shows we made outstanding progress.
This week's challenge is North Carolina and it is our goal as coaches to put our team in a good position to be able to play the best lacrosse that it can play. We must put our players in a position to be aggressive, be positive and play with good effort, toughness and execution. That has to be the focus of what we need to do. We cannot focus on the result, but our focus must be on the progress of things that will allow us to play the best lacrosse both individually and collectively.
This game is about the players. There are a lot of good players on both teams. North Carolina is very well coached and plays with good effort and toughness. In my opinion they have three first team All-Americans. They are an outstanding team. However, we have All-Americans, great leadership and play with great effort and toughness too.
We are improving each week and we must continue to get better. We must prepare with great concentration and focus so that we can play our best game of the season.
The team that plays the best will win this Saturday's game. Hopefully, that team will be ours.
"Be The Best!"