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Girls' Lacrosse by Paul Bowker

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Practice this against both left-handers and right-handers. Defenders may use longer sticks than other players. But before adopting a longer stick, a player should make sure it is a good fit. If a player chokes up too much on a longer stick, then she is better off with a shorter stick. After all, confidence plays a big part in being a strong defender. And the best way to gain confidence is to practice and get more positive experience. DEFENDING WITH GINA OLIVER 35 chapter 5 Draw Control with Alyssa Leonard T he NCAA women’s lacrosse championship was on the line in May 2012.

I think Alyssa really took it to heart. She was on a mission to get better and to do better. She’s so talented. 73 m) midfielder, has enjoyed dominant days with Northwestern. She had 10 draw controls in a 2011 game versus Northwestern midfielder Alyssa Leonard (2) battles with Maryland’s DRAW CONTROL WITH ALY ALYSSA L SSA LEONARD Brandi Jones (4) for a loose ball in the 2011 championship game. 39 AN EYE ON THE GROUND Snagging ground balls is an effective way to grab possession for a scoring chance.

But the 2012 title game against Syracuse stands out. “I was really looking to get the ball straight up and hopefully beat my girl as far as quickness and getting my hands to the ball first, and it worked for me today,” Leonard said. Beginning with the 2013 season, Leonard was learning from the best. Spencer returned to Northwestern as an assistant coach after the 2012 season. She had been a two-time All- American. Spencer’s 203 draw controls ranked second in Northwestern history and twelfth in NCAA history through 2012.

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