Lacrosse players hone skills in summer

In preparation for the next spring’s lacrosse season, several students participated in a free three-day camp hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology during the summer. The students in ninth through 12th grades were invited to learn new skills from several college and high school coaches. The camp was directed by FIT’s head lacrosse coach Ryan McAleavey, who has several years of experience with high-school and college lacrosse teams.

Freshman Jake Diamond said he gained more knowledge on the sport and on defensive skills and practice performance-improving skills.

“I learned new techniques and different defense formations that can help the team next year,” he said.

Also, throughout the summer, players held pick-up games to help improve their lacrosse skills. Coach Charlie Crawford, West Shore’s past lacrosse coach, supervised the games.

“Pick-up games are a great way to help improve the player’s skills and are also fun.” Crawford said.

By Jack Moore, Roar staff