Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 12:02 PM
The HBHS Boys Lacrosse team is gearing up for another exciting season, with a new head coach and a fresh coaching staff. Coach Cody Schuesler has made it his mission to change the culture of the program and not just focus on developing skilled lacrosse players, but also shaping good human beings. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what we can expect from the team this year. Building a strong offense can be the key to a successful lacrosse team, and the HBHS squad has just the right players to make that happen. Will Minter, a junior attackman, was the top scorer and assister for the team last year and is expected to continue his impressive performance. And he's not alone in this- working alongside him is Noah Walker, who has been dubbed as the "goal scoring machine" of the team. With these two players leading the offense, the HBHS Boys Lacrosse team will surely have a formidable attack. On the defensive end, the team has Brandon Soleau, a 6'2, 225-pound athlete who is sure to strike fear in the hearts of the opposing teams. With his size and athleticism, Soleau is a force to be reckoned with and adds great strength to the defensive line. His presence will definitely be a key factor in keeping the opponents at bay. A new addition to the team is Danny Gabel, a sophomore transfer from Servite. Gabel brings a powerful shot and great lacrosse IQ to the table, making him a valuable asset to the team. With his skills and potential, he is expected to make a big impact on the team this year. But a successful team is not just about talented players, it also requires strong leadership. Coach Schuesler believes that a team captain should not only be a skilled player, but also be an extension of the coach. They should possess qualities like being timely, vocal and always thinking ahead. A captain should also be a role model for the rest of the team, encouraging and helping fellow players when they are struggling. This kind of leadership is what sets a team apart and the HBHS Boys Lacrosse team is fortunate to have players who embody these qualities. Aside from training and competitions, the team also emphasizes the importance of team bonding. With a roster of over 60 players for varsity and JV combined, it can be challenging to build a cohesive unit.