For Immediate Release: February 11, 2008
Binghamton 2008 Men's and Women's Lacrosse Media Day

Seventh-year head coach Ed Stephenson of the BU men's lacrosse team and first-year head coach Tony Zostant of the women's lacrosse team held a joint media day Monday as they prepare for their respective 2008 seasons.

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Men's Lacrosse
Seventh-year head coach Ed Stephenson:
On this years talented newcomers:

"We're relatively new in Division I lacrosse, yet we've had a lot of success. We've been to four conference tournaments in a row. Each year our recruits are getting better and better and the success from the previous groups certainly helps us out with that. This year we brought in the most talented freshman group to date. A lot more speed, and some really key programs of high school lacrosse are represented in our freshman class and we're certainly looking for a lot of impact players this year."

On the newcomers potential impact:
"We're focused on that next step, getting into the NCAA playoffs In order to do that, one of the things we need to do is win a conference championship. We've won the regular season and we came a goal away in a double overtime loss to UMBC from hosting the tournament here for the second time in four years. We're excited about the prospects this year, we've set the bar higher."

Women's Lacrosse

First year head coach Tony Zostant:
On starting the season:

"Well, we're pretty anxious right now. We have been scrimmaging ourselves for about a month and we're looking to get our first win under our belt."

On his expectations of the team:
"Our expectation is to be competitive… that is the biggest thing. The W's will be the outcome if we can be competitive."

On being able to play outside earlier because of the new field:
"We've asked the captains and (according to them) we have been way ahead of where we've been the past few years. We scrimmage every day and we are happy to be outdoors. We are tired of beating up on ourselves though and are ready for some competition."

Junior midfielder and Captain Kelsey Pieper:
On the teams outlook:

"We're really excited. We got a lot of new freshman in, and they bring a lot of great speed . It's going to be a good year."

On the new sports complex:
"It's great. We've been outside everyday, we've been able to have full-field scrimmages. It's really helped our game a lot."

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