Tag: Spring

Spring Sports Preview 2013 – Girls Lacrosse

Spring Sports Preview 2013

Girls Lacrosse

Words: Salman Hashmi

Ellicott City, MD – “I am very excited about the upcoming season for Centennial Lacrosse. We have a young team with great skill and speed. All the girls are really ready to learn and grow as lacrosse players so from here forward we will just get better,” said varsity girls lacrosse coach Rachel Lenzo.

Entering her first season as girls lacrosse coach, Lenzo feels that this year’s team will be competitive and will give it their best effort. “I am looking to raise the expectations of the team for our county play. To be competitive in every single game and give 100% win or lose, and in all situations show our character through sportsmanship to our opponents,” said Lenzo.

She also feels that in order to be competitive, she has to push every one of her lacrosse players. “We condition daily, as well as, working on fundamental lacrosse skills (catching, throwing, shooting, ground balls and draw controls). We practice our offensive sets and plays, defensive options and man up/man down plays,” said Lenzo.

Lenzo believes she has a solid team offensively and defensively. “We have a group of girls who are fast and that will benefit us in the transition. We also have some incredibly skilled defenders who I am looking to step up vocally and lead our team, as well as, attackers who can capitalize on scoring opportunities,” said Lenzo.

Spring Sports Preview 2013 – Varsity Baseball

Spring Sports Preview 2013

Varsity Baseball

Words: Salman Hashmi

Ellicott City, MD – The 2013 Centennial Eagles baseball team looks to build upon last year even though the team lost key players to graduation. Coach Dennis Ahearn feels that this year will be a year to grow for the team. “[I am] Excited—-we have a young and relatively inexperienced team. I am curious to see what we can make of it all,” said Ahearn.

Ahearn feels that each of his players should try to be the best at their position and be motivated to win every game. “We expect compete to win every game and to grow throughout the season. Everyone is motivated and we have a lot of competition for starting roles,” said Ahearn.

Ahearn believes that Centennial has some good competition in Howard County. “Hebron is always a rivalry—so is River Hill. It would nice to beat teams like Glenelg and Reservoir who have very strong teams,” said Ahearn.