Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 05:02 AM
At Clairemont High School, the lacrosse team is gearing up for an exciting season with a strong focus on teamwork and a talented group of returners. I had the opportunity to speak with Coach Casey Glick about the team's goals, new and returning players, and the overall outlook for the 2022 season. One of the key goals for the team this season is to play as a cohesive unit, particularly on the offensive end. Coach Glick emphasized the importance of chemistry on the field and highlighted the amazing camaraderie among the players this year. With a large group of returning players, including a talented senior class, the team is poised for success. Speaking of the senior class, Coach Glick shared her high expectations for standout player Jack Wooley, who plays attack. She expects him to dominate on the field and have an exceptional final season. On the defensive end, senior Chloe Antonio will lead the way and anchor a strong defensive unit. Overall, Coach Glick is confident that this group of players will have a great showing this season. While the team has a solid group of experienced players, Coach Glick also expressed excitement about the potential of some newer players. Freshman Chloe Keller has been impressing with her hard work and dedication, and Coach Glick expects her to make an impact this season. Another freshman to watch out for is Sierra Ladwig, who already has some experience behind her. Coach Glick also mentioned Cassidy Wall as a player who has shown her talents quickly, despite being new to the sport. As a coach, one of the most important qualities Coach Glick looks for in a captain is their ability to lead during high-intensity moments, both in games and practices. She wants someone who can inspire their teammates and foster a strong work ethic and dedication to the sport. With a large senior class, there are plenty of players who possess these qualities, making it a team effort to select captains for the 2024 season. In order to promote team bonding and unity, the team has already participated in a couple of activities such as game night at the San Diego Seals and a team yoga event. Coach Glick plans to introduce more fun and relaxing opportunities for the players to come together outside of practice. As a newer program, Coach Glick makes sure to highlight and celebrate the team's accomplishments, no matter how small. She believes this helps motivate the players to keep improving and striving for success on and off the field.