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Jan. 2, 2019 — Additions to the sidelines?

There’s been a surfeit of game-changing players who have cantered through the NCAA Division I ranks the last few years. And yet, I haven’t seen a resulting flood of players joining coaching staffs at major U.S. colleges.

There have been a few top players joining Division I programs as assistants such as Gussie Johns (Georgetown), Megan Whittle (Dartmouth), and Kara Mupo (Stanford).

Where’s everybody else? A lot of the graduating seniors have signed with lacrosse companies and are coaching travel teams. That’s how three-time Tewaaraton Trophy winner Taylor Cummings trained up in order to be able to take over the dominant girls’ scholastic program of the 2010s, Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.).

But because a lot of the talent in Division I last year was in the junior class, it will be a while before you see Selena Lasota, Sam Apuzzo, and (maybe) Kenzie Kent coaching somewhere.

Then again, Kent’s likely to be somewhere on a rink once her playing days are done at Boston College. The choices are going to be dizzying for this elite two-sport player.

 

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