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The Devil’s Advocate

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Natalie Kieffer is a freshman at Lodi High School. She is currently taking the Writing for Publication class because she has always had the dream of one day getting a job in journalism. Natalie is involved...

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Jadyn Hellenbrand is a Junior at Lodi High School. She joined the Publications her sophomore year and has advanced herself to the co-editor position of the newspaper. She does other things for the publications,...

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Lacrosse: The Fastest Game on Two Feet

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Used with permission from Jim Horne

Lacrosse is a sport that requires hand-eye coordination, agility, and a willingness to win. It’s also new to Lodi High School this year! The team is a co-op between Lodi and Sauk and is looking for new members to join during the spring season and have fun as a team.

The lacrosse team is always looking for players, even if they are brand new to the sport. The varsity team captain, sophomore Zander Kellogg, shared his insight on team recruitment. “The Sauk Lacrosse program has great coaches that care about the new players just as much as the older players. Our head coach, Zachary Lare, is extremely motivating and helpful towards new players who want to try it out, so it’s never too late to try lacrosse,” Kellogg said.

Sophomore Hayden Struse-Clark stated, “I think it’s very important to get more people onto the lacrosse team to grow the sport so we have more players so we can have more JV games for the players to develop.”

There is also a bit of a learning curve currently, as is to be expected on many sports teams that contain a great number of new players. The team’s coach, Zachary Lare, explains his views on the matter. “The second goal is growing the lacrosse IQ of the team. As mentioned, we have a very young team. With a young team, they are still learning some of the ins and outs of the game,” said Lare.

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A big part of lacrosse is the team. As they say, there is no “I” in “team.” Struse-Clark just joined lacrosse this year and says that the team is already well-bonded. “It’s very nice how everyone gets along very well. There wasn’t any awkward period where you had to get to know everyone; everyone was very accepting and nice,” said Struse-Clark.

Goals are another big part of being on the team. Coach Lare has a lot of knowledge and big plans for this season. “For this season, there are two main goals. One goal is to put in a culture of competing. We have a very young team, and getting our sophomores and freshmen used to competing at a high level on game day and in practice every day is huge. Competing at a high level makes every team stronger,” said Lare.

The lacrosse team hopes to see you at tryouts next year and to grow our lacrosse team so they can have more players! It is a great sport that involves a lot of teamwork, so don’t be shy about trying it out!

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Sasha Rudnytsky
Sasha Rudnytsky, Newspaper Editor
Sasha Rudnytsky is a junior at Lodi High School and is Editor-in-Chief for the newspaper. Although mainly focusing on work with the newspaper, she has been featured in different broadcast segments. Sasha also contributes to help with yearbook spreads and creative ideas for all publications.