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May 26, 2018 — From strength to strength to the unknown

Chris Robinson’s last coaching move was to go from a girls’ lacrosse team just starting what would be a record unbeaten streak, Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.), to one embarking on what would surpass the Hebron win streak, Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.).

This week, it was announced that Robinson would be moving to Florida to coach Orlando Lake Highland (Fla.). As such, the expectations for the second-best scholastic team in Florida are tremendous. But that’s what having someone like Robinson, in this point in history, means to not only the Lake Highland team, but others in the Sunshine State.

Within FHSAA play, there is not only the superprep team of Bradenton IMG Academy (Fla.), but you also have the current champion, Delray American Heritage (Fla.), which boasts a sophomore in Caitlyn Wurzburger who could possibly hold every scoring record by the time she packs off and heads to Syracuse.

At the same time, you wonder if Robinson’s move to Florida will also lead to a consolidation of the private schools in Florida into their own championship outside the realm of the FHSAA. There are 191 varsity programs in the state, and a sizable number of them are either named for clergy or have the word “Prep” or “Academy” in their names.

This could get interesting.