#lohudlacrosse preview: Lakeland/Panas

#lohudlacrosse preview: Lakeland/Panas

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#lohudlacrosse preview: Lakeland/Panas

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The Rebels only graduated three players from last year's roster.

The Rebels only graduated three players from last year’s roster.

Lakeland/Panas Rebels

League: I-A

Head coach: Jim Lindsay (11th year)

Assistant: Joe Macchi

Last season: 5-11

Returning starters: 10

Marquee players: Nick Vazquez, Sr., FOGO/D/MF; Kevin Prunty, Sr., A/MF; Joe Cortese, Sr., MF; Kevin Dyckman, Jr., G; Sean Makar, Jr., MF/A.

On the verge: Joe Janavey, So. A; Tommy Briscoe, So., D/MF.

Playing at the next level: Prunty (Siena), Cortese (Mercy), Vazquez (Hartford), Kyle Castner (Morrisville).

Rivals: Yorktown.

Strong point: Only three players graduated from last year’s team.

Biggest concern: We have to learn to compete as a group.

Coach speak: “If this group was in my classroom and I was looking for a report card comment, I’d use No. 35, ‘Making slow, but steady progress’ ” Lindsay said. “They have worked really hard. We’re hoping added strength and maturity will help us improve on last year’s record.”

Twitter: @lakeland_sports, @PanasSports

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