Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

California College Women’s Lacrosse: Cal Poly Women’s Lacrosse Hires Robert Novorolsky As New Head Coach As It Hopes To Reestablish Program As Top Contenders For National Championship

cal poly women's lacrosseThe Cal Poly women’s lacrosse team enters a new season and a new phase for the program. The club recently hired a new head coach, Robert Novorolsky, in hopes of reestablishing themselves as top contenders for a national championship title.

LaxPowerNovorolsky, originally from Seattle, Washington, brings extensive experience to the position. He played as a four-year starter for the men’s lacrosse team at Notre Dame de Namur University – located in Belmont, CA – and also has experience coaching both high school and collegiate players.

Cal Poly Women's Lacrosse team won seven straight national titles from 2001-2006.

Cal Poly Women's Lacrosse won seven straight national titles from 2001-2006. Yet, the team fell to Colorado State University in the 2007 National Championship game and last year finished a disappointing eighth place in the tournament.

“I am very excited about Robert taking the position of head coach for our program,” said Emily Buckel, the club team’s president. “He brings a lot to the table, with his love for the game, previous lacrosse experience both as a player and a coach, and a passion for coaching.”

Novorolsky was drawn to the head coaching position because of the team’s “player depth and commitment to the program,” he said. It’s those very characteristics that helped Cal Poly win seven straight national titles from 2001-2006. Yet, the team fell to Colorado State University in the 2007 National Championship game and last year finished a disappointing eighth place in the tournament.

After falling short the last two seasons, the Mustangs gladly welcome Novorolsky to the program with hopes of reestablishing themselves as national champions. “To be honest, my main goal is to win,” said Novorolsky. “Anytime you are a part of a national tournament, you always have a shot to win.”

Yet, Novorolsky also wants to create a motivating atmosphere for players, as well as encourage players to take ownership of the program. He brings many fresh ideas to the club, which includes creating a program endowment, as well as building team recognition within not only the San Luis Obispo community, but also the Cal Poly athletic community.

“He is already rebuilding relationships with our past alumni and others in the community to gain support and give our team more exposure. Community involvement and team bonding are both important aspects Robert is going to expect from our team,” said Buckel. “His hopes are to take our team back to the top and win another national championship,” said Buckel. “More than taking our team to the next level, Robert is also going to help develop our program as a whole.”


Southern California Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Names Henry “Hank” Nunez “Program Administrator Of The Year” For His Work With Orange County Lacrosse Association And In Founding Tustin Youth Lacrosse


 Program Administrator of the Year
Henry ‘Hank’ Nunez – Tustin, C

US Lacrosse

Henry "Hank" Nunez

Henry "Hank" Nunez

This award is given to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. Hank Nunez is the founder of the Hewes Middle School and Tustin youth lacrosse programs. He is the commissioner for the Orange County Lacrosse Association boys’ teams where he coordinates fields, divisions, playoffs and training. Nunez ensures the proper growth of the game, making sure that new programs in his area are started in the right way by providing leadership and resources. Nunez plays a large role in making lacrosse one of the fastest growing sports in Southern California.



College Lacrosse Recruiting: Quality Of “Planning” Is Key To Being Successfully Recruited By College Lacrosse Program

Time is crucial regarding college recruiting. Can I get it all done?


 Any worthy goal can be reached and some goals require more time and attention than others. The key to successfully navigating the college recruiting process is planning. If you have a plan in place, even if it is a “catch up” plan, you will give yourself the best chance in reaching your goals.

 Develop your plan with detail and confidence. You do not want to just “throw something together” and swing for the seats. It would be better to have less time and an impeccable plan than to have too much time and a mediocre plan. Remember, your confidence level is half the battle here!

  Tom Kovic

 Victory Collegiate Consulting