Daly taking over Oswego State men’s lacrosse program, making sure they are ‘bringing it every day’
OSWEGO, N.Y. – Meet Andrew Daly, the new Oswego State men’s lacrosse coach; as well as the third head coach of the program in the last three seasons. Daly comes from a vast coaching background from high school to college and everything in between. However, when the Oswego coaching job came open for the taking, he was eager to take it.
“You know getting back into the SUNYAC was something that I was really excited about and I was kind of waiting for this job to potentially open up,” said Daly. “If it came open I was hoping it would and I would go for it.”
Oswego has plenty of offensive talent up front including junior midfielder Gavin Elston. He is aware that the margin between making a team good or great is very small in the SUNYAC conference as those matchups linger ahead later in the season. Elston led the team in both goals and points last season under interim head coach Sean Eccles.
“Obviously we fell short from last year, it was just one goal games,” said Elston. “I mean when it comes down to it we just got to play a little bit harder; make smarter decisions, we have the guys to do it so we just have to go out there and show it.”
For the newly appointed bench boss this season, he believes that the program is trending in the right direction over the last few seasons; however, Daly is determined to increase that trend further while at the Oswego State program.
“Right now, our primary focus is to getting our intensity back, our physicality back and making sure we are bringing it every day,” said Daly. “A couple of one goal games and things could be drastically different so, I know these guys have their sights set pretty high and I wanna make sure we are doing everything to reach that potential.”
One thing that will provide a challenge with Daly this season will be how many games they have on their home turf, as five of their total 8 SUNYAC conference matchups will be played on the road this season. The Lakers will be back in action at home this Saturday when they take on Oneonta in conference play.