Inside Lacrosse Fall All-Access: Harvard Men's Lacrosse

Inside Lacrosse Fall All-Access: Harvard Men's Lacrosse

Courtesy Matt Kinnear, Inside Lacrosse

On paper, Harvard lacrosse is poised for a successful 2015 season.

Two highly touted recruiting classes have matured into upperclassmen (IL's 2012 No. 4; 2011 No. 3). The members of those classes have played lots of key minutes and were instrumental in last season's Ivy League regular-season championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. An athletic and talented group (2014 No. 9) comes into Cambridge, Mass., ready to go and fill in where the Crimson lose some scoring.

That's on paper. In person? In a word: speed.

Speed training was on the agenda for the Crimson when IL visited fallball on a Monday morning in late September, early in their fall season.

"Team speed's very important for us overall," coach Chris Wojcik said after the workout, which was prefaced with a lifting session. "That's an important quality we look for in recruiting, and a quality we look to develop here with our strength and conditioning staff.

"We stress speed technique. We work on it consistently in the fall. It's really key to our overall philosophy and the way we play the game... CONTINUE READING