Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
The Binghamton University Men's Lacrosse Team has high expectations for this season. They finished with a 4-9 record last season, but there are plenty of reasons for the Bearcats to believe that a turnaround is a possibility.
Binghamton returns its top five goal scorers from a year ago, and welcomes back redshirt junior attackman Matt Springer from an injury that made him miss last season.
With all that talent back, the team believes it'll help create even more scoring chances now that opposing team's can't focus on just stopping one or two guys.
"Hopefully being back this year, you can take a little pressure off them," said Springer. "They were keyed on a lot last year, they had most of our points. Hopefully we can spread the ball out a little more and get everyone involved."
"I think the guys in the midfield, and the other attackmen like playing for Matt, playing with Matt I should say because he makes them look good," said head coach Scott Nelson. "He gets open, he finishes plays, he's like the great jump shooter. The point guard's going to have a lot of assists."
The schedule though is not easy for the Bearcats...Binghamton opens with a trip to Siena before traveling to fifth ranked Cornell. In all, BU faces three other team's currently ranked in the top 20 in the nation.