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Jacob Anthony is part of a building process at Liberty. Jacob Anthony is part of a building process at Liberty.

LHS looks to improve

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Coming off an 0-16 season, the only way is up.

That’s the prognosis for Liberty’s boys’ lacrosse as they head into this spring, as head coach Shaughn Bittner is banking on returning experience to improve the team’s compete level, despite still having many players that are new to the sport.

“Last year and this year as well, we have a lot of new players who have never played the sport of lacrosse before this year so we are continuing to build our program,” said Bittner. “We did not have a lot of seniors last year. The same holds true this year. Consequently, we have a core group of kids who continue to work and build their skills together as a team. We are looking continue to build our team of the future and look forward to putting up some wins this season and other various future successes.”

Players that Bittner thinks will help that cause include Matthew Solliday, LSM/Defense; Jack Lewis, LSM/Defense; Will Kandianis, Defense; Xavier Shaffer, Middie; Jacob Anthony, Middie and Hunter Riggs, Goalie.

“Our main goal is to continue building a successful program of the future,” Bittner said. “We are stressing fundamentals and improving players lacrosse IQ. We look forward to improving on our record of last year and getting a few wins under our belt.”