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Bearcat lacrosse aiming for winning season
Wins and losses matter -- they're currency in coaching contracts -- but victories and defeats aren't everything. What matters more than anything, especially for a program like Binghamton, is steadily improving and avoiding regression. That's a slippery concept to grasp when the data isn't readily available, but consistent improvement is ultimately the hallmark of a program going in the right direction. The Bearcats, unfortunately, haven't created the level of momentum that they'd like since Scott Nelson assumed stewardship of the program in 2012:
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It's okay to grow slowly, but the key -- more than anything -- is simply to grow. Wins and losses are an indicator of development, but the value of the results only matters if the performance on the field matches a team's record.
Interim Cornell men's lacrosse coach looks toward season
I'm not sure there was anything else that Kerwick could say:
“[Ben DeLuca's dismissal] was a surprise for a lot of people, but I think for us, we’re a very focused group of athletes and coaches here, so I think we’re eager to move forward,” Kerwick said. “I think the biggest thing that we’re trying to do, Coach Milliman and myself, is focus on the 35 guys in that locker room right now and doing the best we can to help them move forward to the season.
“It’s been a challenge to keep everybody focused,” he added, “but the guys have been remarkable in the way they’ve focused on the strength training, the things they do well, the classroom, and the community service is as strong as ever. That’s kind of been our focus, getting to this season and doing as well as we possibly can once the whistle blows out there.”
This is a tremendous opportunity for Kerwick, but the opportunity doesn't come free: The cat is going to be coaching for his job every single night this season. That's a suffocating level of pressure.
NCAA Preview: Bryant
All you need to know: Kevin Massa is on an all-souls diet. And he's hungry.
NCAA Preview: Colgate
Hamilton, N.Y.: A great place to live if you can't live anywhere great.
Joe Cinosky Joins Mount St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse Staff as Assistant Coach
Cinosky fills the void left by Travis Johnson (departed to head up NJIT's lacrosse concern).
#LMRanks: No. 17 Penn Quakers (MD1)
The home of Ben Franklin and hucking batteries at things.
Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Drexel
The Dragons had a carpet-bombing offense last season.
John Danowski - Coaching Pearls of Wisdom
UNC senior lacrosse players surprised by draft selection
Like Sterling Archer, professional lacrosse will be a fallback career for these cats.