Boomer Elmsdale
Thu, February 22, 2024 at 05:02 AM . California
As the sun begins to set on another school year, the Trabuco Hills High School lacrosse team prepares for another season of competition. With only two returning starters, Coach Eric Bassett knows that this year will be a challenge. But despite the obstacles, he and his team have set their sights on one goal – defending their league championship. The key to success for the team this year will be the younger players stepping up and taking on bigger roles. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the players to watch for this season. Returning standouts include FO specialist and midfielder Tristan Bassett, who was the South Coast League player of the year in both 2022 and 2023. Also returning is first team SCL LSM Jaxon Gilles, as well as athletic midfielder Landon Schweer and senior goalie Zach Eichoff, who has been playing well. These returning players bring experience and leadership to the team, and their performance will be pivotal to the team’s success. But the true impact players on this team could be the new faces in the attack. Without any returning players in this position, the success of the team will rely heavily on these new players. Coach Bassett believes that if they can play with confidence, they will make the biggest difference on the field. In terms of team chemistry and camaraderie, the team will focus on the same methods that have worked for them in the past – bonding through hard work and participating in off-field team events, such as team dinners. Coach Bassett also stresses the importance of building confidence in his players, as he believes that it is the key to unlocking their full potential. The biggest challenge for this team has been starting from scratch, with none of the previous year’s systems being applicable to the new players. But with hard work, determination, and a simplified approach, the team is ready to take on their tough schedule. Speaking of the schedule, fans can look forward to exciting games against tough opponents like Tesoro, San Clemente, Santa Margarita, and Corona Del Mar. These games are always intense, and Coach Bassett believes that they will be the biggest battles of the year. Coach Bassett’s coaching style has shifted this year, as he had to adapt to a completely new team. His philosophy remains the same – be prepared for every situation and stress the importance of playing with physicality and speed.