It’s that time of year again for lacrosse head coach Stephan Striffler’s team and there’s only one thing on their mind: the state playoffs. This is a feat that no team in the York/Adams county has ever accomplished.
Nevertheless Striffler is confident his team is more than capable of getting to the promised land.
“We have a very balanced team,” Striffler said. “We can score. Our three attackers are excellent and our defense is fantastic.” That attack is led by senior Tanner Reif, junior Jac Gemmill, and sophomore Sam Emig. Senior Joe Dashler and junior Pat Stafford stand tall in defense.
“The chemistry we have allows us to be so successful,” said senior Tanner Reif. “Just knowing where each other are on the field and having good stick skils to be able to make the plays helps us score goals for our team.”
Although the state playoff is the ultimate goal, the team does have some stepping stones to make before they can get there. Those stones include making and winning the York/Adams playoffs and reaching districts.
Among personal goals for Striffler he would like to beat the teams he has never beaten in his three years at the helm ; Dallastown, Central and Susquehannock.
But, Coach Striffler wants to make one thing clear; he does not want to win only as a team but as a school. He has a challenge for Red Lion students. “Come to our games, jump up and down, yell and scream, and make a heck of a lot of noise.”
On Apr. 23 students can do just that at Horn Field at 7:00 PM when the lacrosse team clashes head to head with Susquehannock.