Morning Jac: Weekend Quote Dump
Here are some leftover quotes from conversations I've had over the past week:
"I was two years out of high school and working at home when I decided I wanted to go to school. Jackson Decker, who is a middie on our team, played on my box lacrosse team back home and got me talking to Coach [Chris] Barrett. One thing led to another and I got down there." – Limestone attackman Riley Loewen, a British Columbia native, on how he ended up in Gaffney, S.C.
"I was at home in Canada after finishing up my schooling at Onondaga [Community College] and didn't have anywhere to go really. Coach Barrett called me to come and visit Limestone and I came and met all the guys. I fell in love with the place instantly and finally decided to come here. Drexel called me. Hartford. Nothing too serious. Here, they really wanted me." – Limestone attackman Shayne Jackson, on choosing the Saints.
"Coach Barrett and Coach Clarke are the ones who identified [Jackson] as a missing piece for us and someone who would make the offense go and make Riley better. They are guys you need to watch. The box influence on them is tremendous. They make their teammates better, they are fearless, they take the hits, they finish the plays and they share the ball. It's nice to have that Canadian influence back up front and it's certainly put Limestone up in the top spot again." – Limestone athletic director, and former head coach, Mike Cerino on Loewen and Jackson.
"When [Jackson] came down and visited it was remarkable how quickly he fit right in. There was a natural fit for him. It was kind of bizarre, to be frank. I think it really started in the fall. Certainly playing together it was obvious that they knew what the other was going to do. It was a natural kind of combination with both being lefty and having a similar skill set." – Limestone head coach J.B. Clarke on the instant dynamic between the two Canadians.
"I had my surgery at Syracuse and my knee was bothering me for years prior to that. I think it's always going to be something that is bothering me now. There's nothing that they can do about it. I've just got to play. It's always going to be aching, so I've just got to push through it." – Salisbury attackman Tony Mendes on his knee woes.
"We learned some things today. Jimmy Dailey had a great game early on. The match-up we had wasn't quite the match-up we needed. We switched [Collin] Tokosch onto him and Tokosch did a little bit better the rest of the game and contatained him a little bit more. They did a good job of putting the poles on the best players on the field and we have to do a better job with the other kids. I don't think we did a very good job on that today. We've got a couple of things we've got to work on for the week to give us a better shot." – Salisbury head coach Jim Berkman on the Stevenson game.
"We just told them it was a great win for us and it puts us in a great position for the NCAAs, but in hindsight, it doesn't really mean anything. We need to do a better job of focusing on the game and understanding time, place and situation. We made some real critical mistakes not knowing time, place and situation. We had the ball, for example, and it's 8-2. Jimmy Dailey takes a shot with about two minutes left and misses, and they score three goals in two minutes. That kind of led to the close score. We have to recognize those situations better." – Stevenson head coach Paul Cantabene on what he talked to his team about after the game.
"They really transitioned us all day. I don't think we played well, but I think they had a lot to do with that. Things just kind of snowballed. We got up 2-0 and then went down 9-2. As fast I just said that, it seemed like as fast as it went. Their goalie played really well. They just moved ball the ball well and they did some good things. We didn't take care of it the way we have throughout the year and that's a credit to RIT and their players. That's a talented group over their, certainly. They did a great job. We're disappointed. That's kind of where we're at." – Stevens coach Gene Peluso about the loss to RIT.