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By Lane Errington | @lane_errington
We asked the U.S. Men’s National Team to weigh in on the best advice they’ve ever received from a coach. Here’s what they had to say.
“Play for the guy standing next to you.”
“One thing happens every day: You either get better or you get worse.”
“Stop thinking and just play.”– Dave Cottle, Maryland
“Don't dwell on mistakes, because it will only cause more.”
“Play with a controlled aggression.”
“It’s all about the little things.”
“Outwork the guy next to you.”– Jim Berkman, Salisbury
“If you can pick up a ground ball you’ll play for any team you want.”
“The difference between you and me is I don’t forget how good you are, but you do.” – Ron Caputo, Duke
“Be fast on the field physically, but play slow mentally. Basically, play hard but play smart.”
"If you do not hustle in every facet of the game, there is no room for you in this sport."
"There are guys who play lacrosse, and there are lacrosse players."
“Character is what you do when no one is watching.”
“Move on to the next one. You can’t make every save or score every shot. Have a short memory and get the next one.”
“Play with no fear of failure.”
“Be cool to the pizza dude.” – Dom Starsia, Virginia
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