Wake Forest Gears up for the 2013 Lacrosse Season

Wake Forest Lacrosse is gearing up for a new season, and the recent addition of new coaches, veteran leadership, and incoming freshman should make 2013 a banner year for the program.

Recently, Wake participated in a tournament at Clemson. Head coach Andrew Allison said he was pleased his team's level of play and effort on the field. Allison said that while Wake was unable to beat Virginia Tech, they had a strong showing against a team that is National Championship contender every year.

Bret Becker, assistant coach and defensive coordinator, was also pleased with the overall results. "Our defense came together stronger than was expected for a fall preseason. After Clemson's SOCO tournament in October, I believe we will have a defense most teams will become aggrevated with because of the constant pressure and well timed slides."

He added, "All over the lineup both long poles and D-middies are considered take-away defenders and to me all have a green light."

Wake Forest is also excited to add a new coaching staff as well as new incoming freshmen players to the mix.

Allison was recently announced as the head coach for the program, and he is looking forward to guiding his team to victory throughout the season. Allison has been active in expanding the popularity of lacrosse across the state as both a player and a coach. Earlier this year, he served as the head coach of the West All-Star team at the inaugural TRIAD East West All-Star game.

Also leading the team is Becker, who will also provide guidance based on his experience as a player and a coach. Originally from Sparta, New Jersey, Coach Rice was a highly decorated high school and college player. While a student at Sparta High School, he earned All-Conference honors all four years. He later played three years at Clemson, earning all-SELC honors.

"I think our freshman class has an incredible amount of raw talent which was proved in our recent tournament, but all this talent needs some refinement in which we will look to our upperclassmen to take active leadership roles," MacDougall said.

"Also, this team plays with a tenacity and heart that would rival any Divison 1 program, we give 100 percent effort on all aspects of our play and practice. Furthermore we are very deep personnel wise which will create competition for spots further enhancing team talent."


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