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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Young Hawks try to stay afloat in EPC

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Joe Assise is the new lacrosse coach at Bethlehem Catholic and his goal is to keep improving on the steps the Golden Hawks have been taking recently heading into this spring.

Becahi finished last season 5-11, which was a program best for wins in a campaign, but that may be a daunting task for the program this year.

The struggle with that heading into 2017 is replenishing the roster, that lost a bulk of its players to graduation, which will now be relying on youth to plow through a rugged EPC season.

Seniors Luke Talpas, Tom Corley, and Jimmy VanOsdol return as the three veterans on the squad, but that’s about all the seniority the Hawks have.

“We have a young team this season with a majority of players coming in as freshmen,” said Assise. “They are a cohesive group of kids that over the next few seasons will have the potential to be a major contender in the EPC.”

With a predominantly young team this season, Becahi should find themselves going through growing pains, which became evident after the Hawks losing their opener 15-0 to Pleasant Valley.

The Hawks square off against Nazareth, Freedom and Easton this week to round out EPC play.