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College coaches weigh in on what they see in great players
College coaches weigh in on what they see in great players

With high school lacrosse ramping up across the country, it's an ideal time to write about the traits outstanding lacrosse players share. Excellence comes down to preparation, effort and attitude. College coaches have seen these qualities and many more in successful young players. Elite players come in all shapes and sizes and are in great physical condition, able to run hard for 60-plus minutes. The importance of proper hydration, diet and sleep is emphasized. They take care of their equipment and treat their stick like a baby. Spending countless hours at the wall is a pathway to excellence. At a competitive university, time management skills are a prerequisite. They dream big and go...

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