Stags Begin Fall Practice, Prepare For Classic For A Cure Tournament
Fairfield Sports Information
The Andrew Copelan era of Fairfield University men's lacrosse
kicks-off at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, when the Stags take
the field for their first fall ball practice. The Stags will
play in one fall ball tournament this season, participating in the
Classic for a Cure in Braintree, Mass., on Sunday Oct. 12.
"I am very excited about getting on the field with the boys," said Copelan. "These first weeks have been a whirl-wind, getting to know the players and the University. Now for the first time I get to see what they can do on the field."
Fall practice is an opportunity for the coaching staff to assess the progress that returning players have made over the summer months. It also provides the staff the first chance to get a long look at incoming players.
This season, fall ball will be even more important as Copelan gets to know the players and their talents. It is equally important for the players, as they will have the opportunity to make a good first impression on the new head coach.
Copelan was named the third head coach in the Stags varsity history on Monday Aug. 25. Fairfield is entering its fourth season as a member of the eight-team ECAC Lacrosse League.