Utah State Women's Lacrosse: Coaches Interview
Interviewees: Hanna Venier and Paige Varney: USU Women’s Lacrosse Coaches
In this spotlighted newsletter, we will delve into the Utah State Women's Lacrosse program and explore the exciting developments they have in store for the upcoming year.
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Utah State University Women’s Lacrosse: Santa Barbara Shootout
Interviewee: Hanna Venier and Paige Varney: USU Women’s Lacrosse Coaches
As the spring semester kicks into high gear, college sports enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the action-packed competitions that await. One such event that has drawn the attention of lacrosse fans is the upcoming Santa Barbara Shootout. We had the opportunity to sit down with Hanna Venier and Paige Varney (Coaches) at Utah State University lacrosse team to get insights into their preparation, aspirations, and the excitement surrounding the tournament.
**Q: Can you tell us about your team's winter break activities and the preparations for the Santa Barbara Shootout?**
A: Absolutely. We returned from our winter break during the second week of January, and there was no time to waste. We immediately got to work, hitting the field and the gym, fine-tuning our strategies and ensuring everyone is in top form for the Santa Barbara Shootout. It's a challenging and prestigious tournament, and we are committed to giving our best performance.
**Q: We understand that your team is not currently open to new players. Can you shed some light on the decision behind this?**
A: Yes, that's correct. At the moment, our team is not actively recruiting new players. We have a solid roster, and our focus right now is on building chemistry and cohesion among the existing members. Team dynamics are crucial in lacrosse, and introducing new players mid-season can sometimes disrupt the flow we've been working hard to establish.
**Q: What are the team's expectations and goals for the Santa Barbara Shootout?**
A: Our primary goal is to play as a cohesive unit and secure some wins at the Santa Barbara Shootout. This tournament is a great opportunity for us to showcase our skills and make a mark in the lacrosse community. We've set our sights on a tournament triumph, and we believe that with the talent and preparation we have, it's an achievable goal.
**Q: How does this year's preparation differ from the previous year, and what strengths do you believe your team possesses?**
A: I think we are more prepared for the tournament this year compared to the previous one. Our coaching staff has been instrumental in identifying areas of improvement, and the team has worked relentlessly to address those. We have a lot of good talent on the roster, and we're excited to showcase the skills and teamwork that we've been honing in our practices. The experience gained from previous tournaments and games have also contributed to a more confident and focused approach this year.
As the Santa Barbara Shootout approaches, Utah State University lacrosse team seems poised for success, armed with determination, teamwork, and a belief in their own capabilities. Lacrosse enthusiasts and supporters will undoubtedly be watching eagerly as the team aims for victory in this highly anticipated regional competition.