Denver University lacrosse coach Bill Tierney did not hesitate to make a statement that was both bold and definitive about his faceoff specialist.
"Trevor Baptiste will go down as the greatest in his position in the history of the game," he declared.
When asked to verify that statement was what he truly intended it to be, the coach became almost defiant in defending his belief.
"Believe it?" the coach responded, before rattling off an extensive list of Baptiste’s accolades and impending records. "I think it’s easy to say."
It’s hard to argue with the man who has seen the New Jersey native dominate the draw unlike any player the college game has perhaps ever seen during his three-plus seasons in Denver. As a freshman, he led the country winning 68 percent of his faceoffs in helping lead the Pioneers to the Division 1 national championship as he set an NCAA record for faceoff wins.