Going into the spring 2022 season, the men’s and women’s lacrosse team of Florida Southern Athletics are in preparation for the upcoming season.
Last year’s lacrosse season showed both wins and losses, with the women’s team finishing their season with 9 wins and 1 loss, along with achieving many notable team, and individual, superlatives. The men’s team had 2 wins and 6 losses in the 2021 season, which is unlike what we have seen in previous years.
“This year, the team is more dedicated than ever before […] I think everyone is going that extra mile as a result in everything we do,” team captain Craig Connor said.
Despite their previous unexpected season, captain and 2021 M.V.P, Jeff Atlas, has faith for the future.
“The guys are definitely ready to roll,” Atlas said. “We have been extra happy to have had a normal year of practice and look to turn things around this spring.”
Connor explained that the team plans to improve in a lot of areas this season, the main one being executions.
“…we were in the right spot, we just have to make the play,” Connor said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many different challenges to college sports which Atlas described as “mentally challenging” and caused a “lack of connection” throughout the team.” Connor also mentions the adversity on and off the field, but assures they are going into this season “guns blazing.”
“This year, the team is more dedicated than ever before… I think everyone is going that extra mile as a result in everything we do,” Connor said.
Connor and Atlas both have the same expectation for their team, “Win the Conference and beyond. We have a special group of guys and a core group of seniors who have seen a lot of action,” Atlas said. Atlas added the statement, “no excuses.”
Looking back, Connor and Atlas admire their new friendships, memories, and how the team has helped them grow overall. Both captains have the same expectation to “win the conference” for their team this upcoming season, along with Atlas’s addition of “no excuses.”
The first game of the season will be held on Feb. 4 for the men’s team in South Carolina against the Anderson Trojans. Fans can view the live stream on fscmocs.com under “gameday.” The women’s team’s first game will be held at home on Feb. 8 against the Saint Leo lions.