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Lacrosse summer clinics further team development

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Clemson men’s club lacrosse will start its season on Feb. 5, 2022.

The Clemson women’s lacrosse team will be hosting summer clinics to recruit the newest members of the upcoming team.
Head coach Allison Kwolek and assistant coach Madison Carter will be administering the clinics to help high school players envision not only their potential roles on the field, but their lives as Clemson students.
Clinics this summer will be held June 13 -14 and July 11 – 12, according to the Clemson Athletics schedule. The Tigers will begin playing spring of 2023.
According to Kwolek, clinics aid coaches in seeing what skills recruits have to offer. The clinics also allow recruits to see the culture of the new lacrosse team and the University itself.
The coaches want to establish a positive culture as the focal point of the team.
Kwolek said allowing recruits to tour campus helps them see how positive students are about their experience at Clemson. Further, the atmosphere excites recruits and displays how they can equally make a difference at the school as athletes.
The team currently has 16 recruits signed, and according to Kwolek, 14 more spots are open to the most driven, personable and coachable students.
The coaches said they want these recruits to have more than the skills and teamwork needed to succeed on the field. They want the team to have a familial environment where the young women are invested in each other and spend time together outside of games and practices, no matter their age or skill level.

Clemson Athletics hired Kwolek as head coach back in August 2021, and recruiting began in September.
So far, Kwolek and Carter have been travelling to watch high school games to see how players compete. Carter described how through the upcoming summer clinics, recruits will be able to create the chemistry needed between players for the motivated and successful atmosphere necessary for games.
“Lacrosse is one of the most exciting sports to watch and is similar to basketball,” said Sam Sorrell, director of operations for Clemson women’s lacrosse.
Sorrell is currently aiding the coaches with scheduling recruiting events, such as the clinics, and will assist the team with travelling to and from ACC games and competitions.
“Middle school clinics will also be available [in the future] to young players interested in strengthening their skills,” Kwolek said. The coaches want to offer lacrosse skills to as many young players as possible.
The summer clinics serve to finish recruiting the first players of the Clemson lacrosse team. Drills and scrimmages will help players not only display their skills but show how they will work as a team if recruited. 

This article was written by a student of ENGL 2310: Introduction to Journalism, which is taught by Mike Pulley. 
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