/Amplo, Marquette begin lacrosse history

Amplo, Marquette begin lacrosse history

It’s only fall ball, but Marquette University has officially launched its lacrosse program under new head coach and Sachem alum Joe Amplo.

The Golden Eagles opened their lacrosse tenure with back-to-back wins at the sixth annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania this week. Marquette beat High Point, 13-7, and Robert Morris, 12-8.

“The fall has worked well for us,” Amplo told Inside Lacrosse. “We finally have a full team to practice with. The kids are working their tails off; it’s been a good go. We had 28 kids last year who practiced like crazy and worked hard. We hit two walls, mid-October last year and sometime last March. We pressed the fast forward button to this year. Those kids set a great foundation for us. We built standards and I think have built things the right way.”

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-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro