Thayer Academy head coach Ben Rubeor, like all New England lacrosse coaches in 2020, lost a year with his players due to COVID protocols.
Now in his fourth year at Thayer, the former Loyola-Blakefield prep coach (and current Atlas LC coach in the Premier Lacrosse League) brings a youthful, but experienced, energy to the Independent School League.
But how similar are the two leagues and regions?
“I think there are probably more similarities than differences (between Maryland’s MIAA and the ISL),” said Rubeor. “There are more schools in the ISL and I think there's a bigger range of programs."