It was the first tryout of Anna Callahan’s freshman lacrosse season at Glenelg, and already assistant coach Alex Pagnotta could not tolerate one of her on-field quirks.
“When you’re on the field, and whether you’re open or not, I don’t like wanna hear someone yelling, ‘Here, here, here. Throw me the ball, throw me the ball, give me the ball,’” Pagnotta said. “Maybe one, ‘Hey I’m open, look, look, look.’ Maybe something like that.
“But Anna came in and she would run down the field and be like, ‘here, here, here, here, here, here, here!’”
Having coached Callahan on youth clubs such as Cobra and Heros and continuing to monitor her development as she grew up, Pagnotta knew...