The boys lacrosse team had their best season in history last year beating Barron Collier for the first time since the program was started. The coach from last year was let go for unknown reasons and has been replaced for the upcoming season by Coach Michael Skudin.
“I think coach Skudin knows what he’s doing and knows how to get us where we need to be this season,” senior captain Zeb Fuller said. “I also think he has a lot of lacrosse IQ that he can share with us this season.”
The captains of the lacrosse team have good thoughts of the new coach and how he’s going to make the season better for the program as a whole.
“Our new coach is fantastic and has made us a much better team thus far,” senior captain Benji Howard said. “This preseason, kids actually cared and we did workouts. We’re all excited to have a new coach.”
Other players on the team agree that Coach Skudin is a great replacement.
“Skudin keeps a more structured regimen for us during the preseason workouts,” senior player Judah McClain said. “I also like Skudin’s stricter style because I feel like we’ll get more done for the program to become a competitor as the years go on.”
Coach Skudin has a view to make the NHS lacrosse program a mark on the map in future seasons to come.
Skudin comes from an impressive lacrosse background and plans to share that knowledge starting with high school and middle school players.
“I came to Naples High School to coach because I see the great potential it has to be a top lacrosse high school in southwest Florida, as well as all of Florida,” Skudin said. “The athletic program is top notch and I wanted to be apart of such a highly recognized program.”