Chaminade is coming off its best season in six years, a season that finished with a winning record at 11-8, the team’s first playoff berth since 2010 and first playoff victory since 2008.
But that team had a lot of seniors, and while coach Steve Lane has the program on the rise, he acknowledged the Eagles will be young in 2017.
Lane provided five things to know about Chaminade heading into the school year:
- We have six returning starters: Junior goalie Andy Dyer; defenders Thomas Nelson, a junior, and Will Kolbe, a sophomore; junior attack/middie Max Kim; sophomore middie Owen Larson; and junior attack Mac Griffin.
- We have 18 freshmen this year with experience. My first year as head coach (2013) we had three.
- Half the program currently is playing football, the largest cross-over between the two sports that we have ever had at Chaminade.
- Fall plans: Weight room.
- We will be a young team. We graduated 11 seniors and only had two juniors on varsity last year.