Shaped by Lacrosse

By Ann Elliott, Head Coach, University of Colorado @CUBuffsWLax When I look back on my playing career in high school and at Northwestern University, and my coaching career at Northwestern and The University of Colorado, I appreciate how much playing and coaching lacrosse has taught me about life, and shaped who I am today and… Read More Shaped by Lacrosse

First Person: The Realities of Early Recruiting

[Editor’s Note: The Behind the Whistle editorial staff has received two blog entries on the subject of early recruiting. At the authors’ requests and the editorial staff’s approval, these entries are being published anonymously to protect their identities and maintain privacy.] Prospective Student-Athlete Perspective Every night I set my alarm for 5:30 am. I wake… Read More First Person: The Realities of Early Recruiting

Help Needed

By Shannon Hertz, Head Coach, Bloomsburg University @husky_lacrosse How do you do it? It was a question I heard a lot my first year as a head coach at Bloomsburg University. Now going in to my third season, and feeling a little bit more settled in, I look back on my first year and remember… Read More Help Needed

Bridging the Gap

By Mike Scerbo, Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance (and former head women’s lacrosse coach), Duquesne University @CompliantMike I used to love recruiting the “Blue Chip” player; she was bigger, stronger, quicker, more talented. Athletic administrators love to make a splash: hiring a big name coach with high win totals, top recruiting classes, etc. However,… Read More Bridging the Gap

The People, The Process, and a Little Bit of Luck…

[Editor’s Note: This is a follow up post to Leadership Lessons From TB12 published on February 1, 2017.] By Angela McMahon, Head Coach, University of Massachusetts Amherst, @UMassLacrosse I’d love to offer up a brilliant explanation as to how the Patriots made the impossible possible, but I can’t. What is clear, however, is that what seemed… Read More The People, The Process, and a Little Bit of Luck…