INTERVIEW WITH ESPN 730
INTERVIEW WITH LAX SPORTS NETWORK
Each coach of the four participating universities competing in The Crown weighed in on the sport of lacrosse, the growth of the game in the South and what Charlotte should expect out of the tournament come 2019.
PENN STATE's JEFF TAMBRONI
on The Crown and the growth of lacrosse in the south:
"We are always looking to improve on a year to year basis but we are really excited about the trend our program. We have a really exciting group coming back next year with a tremendous balance of talent from top to bottom. We have an exciting group of young men coming in this from our recruiting class and I feel really good about the leadership and the character of the guys that we have coming back as returners."
TOWSON'S shawn nadelen
on bringing Towson Lacrosse to Charlotte:
"I think it is an awesome opportunity for everyone involved, especially for us to have the opportunity to go down and compete in a premier event with other top-caliber Division I teams. It's going to be exciting for Towson Lacrosse to bring the brand down into the Charlotte area where it continues to grow from the youth level on up which is a recruiting advantage in a way. We are big believers in doing as much as we can to help the sport of Lacrosse grow and develop."
CORNELL's Peter Milliman
"We couldn't be more excited about this event, be in competition with some other great teams and provide some entertainment and exposure to Charlotte and North Carolina. Coming to an event where you can see some top teams in Division 1, the best players in the sport and future stars, I think that's the best case scenario. I think the event as a whole has a lot of potential and we're excited to get it started."
JACKSONVILLE'S JOHN GALLOWAY
on how The Crown can expose future collegiate players to the ins and outs of Division 1 lacrosse:
"In an event like this, you can really expose a kid to the full Division 1 process from getting off the bus to the final whistle at the end of the game. I think that’s something that these new events can offer, that can really separate themselves from some of those things in the past."