Girls’ lacrosse finds a new head coach

The girls’ lacrosse team’s search for a new coach has come to an end. Tony Volpe has taken the position after previous Coach Michael Canavan stepped down at the end of last season.

“I think it’s great that we have found a new coach,” junior Varlha Eugene said. “I think with this season now we’ll have a much more productive year than last year.” 

Even though the team has found a new coach, there are still many holes to be filled.

“The coach definitely has a lot of work to do,” Eugene said. “The team has to get our chemistry running again, and the best time for that is conditioning.”

Coach Volpe said he’s excited to start the season and meet everyone on the team, and hopes to get more students interested in the sport.

“My hopes are to make our girls team competitive with the top teams in Brevard County and then move on to the state level,” he said.

Volpe said this journey won’t be easy, and to make the team the best it can be, players will need to train and work hard.

“The first season will be a growing one to get the girls competitive in our district, and then build a base for West Shore girls lacrosse to grow to higher levels each year,” he said.

Volpe decided to take this position because he has played lacrosse since he was young and has had prior experience coaching.

“Lacrosse has been a love to me since I was a kid,” he said. “I played lacrosse, coached and officiated at a varsity level. I was an official for a lot of games here in Brevard County since lacrosse started here.”

By Michael Carroll