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Lacrosse Coach Has Hopeful Outlook

Keeping Faith Even After Loosing Four Straight Games

By Ryan Holmes
On April 13, 2012


Serving his fourth year as Lyndon State College Lacrosse coach, Tim Tierney is excited for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Tierney has a strong passion for the game of lacrosse, as well as a strong background.

"This time of the year reminds me of why I love lacrosse," said Tierney.  You're outdoors getting fresh air while throwing the ball around. I still love the game."

Tierney played lacrosse for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was named team captain and most valuable players twice.

"I think I was the all time leading scorer, I'm not sure if I still hold that anymore," chuckled Tierney.

After college, Tierney moved to Vermont were he landed a job coaching lacrosse at Saint Johnsbury Academy, until making the transfer to Lyndon State College.

"I think coaching the college level is best suited for me. It's been fun, Lyndon has been a great opportunity for me."

Tierney not only enjoys playing the game of lacrosse but likes teaching others the game as well.

"I love to teach the game, especially to players that are new to the game of lacrosse," said Tierney.

With a mix of newly adapting players, Tierney looks for a little extra help from his veteran players.  "But it's not only me that teaches, it's also the whole team. They have been very supportive of each other, and they don't get down on themselves. Which I find to be a great thing."

It can be difficult for a new player to learn the game of lacrosse, Tierney encourages new players.

"He is a very nice guy, he has a good head on his shoulders and seems to know a lot about his lacrosse," said LSC Lacrosse Midfielder Timothy Patten.

"Some of my best players started out beginners to the game" stated Tierney. "Some players adapt quite quickly, with the encouragement they get from the team everyone gives 100 percent effort."

Tierney not only looks toward the rest of the 2012 season, but towards future LSC lacrosse programs as well.

"Keep improving the lacrosse program here at Lyndon is the big thing. We keep getting a little better and more competitive ever year," stated Tierney. "Lacrosse is growing across Vermont, there are a lot of players that are going to be looking for teams and we just have to let them know that "hey there is lacrosse up here, come and you will get a chance to play."

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