University of Massachusetts head coach Greg Cannella recalls what the autumn was like for him as a lacrosse player for the Minutemen.
“In the middle of October, Coach (Dick Garber) would say, ‘See you guys in February,’” Cannella said.
That was back in the late 1980s. Fast forward to now, and the fall semester is almost as important as the spring semester for top lacrosse programs.
Gone are the days of simply staying in shape by running; coaches now are doing all they can to make sure their athletes are bigger, faster and stronger once the regular season kicks off.