New leaders head a new team

As the 2008 men’s lacrosse season is set to begin, a young UVM team will look to fight through a tough opening schedule and make their mark in the America East.After a 19-7 loss at #2 Duke, the team will look to rebound on the road against an equally tough #3 ranked Virginia team.Though the opening schedule is not easy, head coach Ryan Curtis wants to test his relatively young team early.”We have a lot of guys playing significant time for the first time this year,” Curtis said.”[Duke and Virginia] are the two best teams we will see all year, but it certainly doesn’t get any easier. We’re playing a tougher schedule this year.”With up to seven freshman set to see a lot of time on the field, Curtis knows that this year won’t be a walk in the park, but he has realistic goals set for his team.”Our schedule is not set up to go 12-4. We just want to go into conference play knowing that we’ve seen the best teams out there.”Curtis was also quick to give credit to his captains and the senior class that will lead what he called “an extremely different team this year.””Our captains Andrew Holden and Aaron Shore have been an extension of the coaching staff, and the attitude as a whole has been tremendous.”