Women's Lax coach gone

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by Jaxhen » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:13 pm

They lose their top six scorers and top six assist leaders.

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by Sally in RI » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am

I don't know that's such a bad thing. It lets her put her stamp on the team early and next year would be tough no matter who was coaching. She comes with rave reviews from some highly respected coaches with her relentless recruiting being cited as a strength.

Go FIghtin' Blue Hens!

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P.S. She was also a goalkeeper... 8)

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by BlueHenBill » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:01 pm

Based on her resume, the new Women's Lax HC experience is defensively oriented. Which is better in a Women's lax HC, defensive or offensive orientation, or does it matter at all? The new HC should hire an assistant HC whose experience is offensively oriented. I will be interested in her assistant coaching hires.

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by Sally in RI » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm

Believe me, goalkeepers know offense.

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by BlueHenBill » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Sally, i get what you are saying about her experience as a goalie, but she was in charge of Penn State's Defense. Not sure that such a background prepares you to identitfy & recruit good offensive talent and to design & run an effective offense. Seems to me someone who has good experience on, and running, an offense should be hired as the top assistant.

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by Sally in RI » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 am

Every new head coach must assess their strengths and weaknesses and build their staff accordingly. All I was saying was that goalkeepers are usually very proficient in their knowledge of what makes offenses go...even if they do prefer coaching from the crease rather than the sideline. Like I did. :)

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by badassmotherclucker » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:23 pm

Very surprising to see a UD hire openly questioned. :roll:

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by LILax » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:14 am

This is absolutely not true about losing 5 of the top scorers to graduation. Neither is the fact that the Hens are losing 97% of their scoring.

Mia DeRuggierio (20 g 53a), Christine Long (42g 5a), Sydney Rausa (33g 6a), Sarah Bedard (26g 6a) and Claire D'Antonio (20g 5a) were all juniors last year and will in theory be returning next year for their senior seasons. They did lose Caroline Farley who was the third leading scorer with 28 goals and 16 assists.

Maybe you were confused that they already listed next year's roster on the Blue Hens website? So each of these players are listed as seniors.

Next year's team with have a ton of returning offensive talent. They do lose some good defenders though.

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Re: Women's Lax coach gone

Post by Jaxhen » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:39 pm

My apologies. I didn’t realize the roster had been updated . I’m sorry for the confusion.

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