Starting Fresh

March 15, 2012 Kelsey Damrad 0

With a new coach at the helm, the SUNY New Paltz Lacrosse team has begun their spring 2012 campaign with a current 2-1 record. Head Coach Liz Student was hired December of 2011 after previous Head Coach Heather Semelmacher took up the coaching job at the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Student inherited a team that went 7-10 overall and 0-8 in conference play in 2011. Student said the team’s biggest disadvantage is their lack of “fall ball.” According to Student, this was especially hard for the players to fix, who went into the season missing out on five weeks of practice time and without knowing her or her coaching style. The team has been forced to adapt to different techniques, such as the grip on their lacrosse sticks, Student said. “It’s very important that the team gets to know each other as well as me,” Student said. “I focus on team chemistry so that the players can get to know each other on another level, as well as have a support system for the field.” […]

Flying High

March 15, 2012 Cat Tacopina 0

After what seems like “forever,” Head Coach of the SUNY New Paltz Softball team Denise Marchese said her team is ready to start their spring 2012 campaign. The Lady Hawks return to the field in 2012 beginning with a trip to Orlando, Fla., where they plan to compete with other schools in NCAA Div. III. The team leaves on March 16, and will play over the course of spring break. This will be the first test of […]