Will Henry – 1851 Staff
With the start of a new season comes the loss of graduated seniors, but the men’s basketball team looks to improve. Head coach Aaron Galletta aims to maintain a high level of play over the 2012-2013 campaign.
“Our only goal this year is to get better as a team and individually each day,” said Galletta.
“I think it will be a good season,” said junior Brandon Ganesh. “We have a good chance to get some great wins under our belt. We have high expectations.”
The Lasers feature six new players, including freshman Logan Liberty and junior Chris Canino, who both stand at six feet, seven inches tall.
“All of the new players bring something different and hopefully they will fit well into our system,” said Galletta. “That is what our overall program is on and off the court, consisting of court duties, IQ, and good character.”
Along with the new players, the Lasers feature two new assistant coaches. Coach Corey Lowe was Boston University’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made when he graduated in 2010.
“[Coach Lowe] can relate to the players because he just finished school,” said Galletta. Although this is his first collegiate basketball coaching position, Coach Lowe’s experience in professional basketball overseas is a plus for the Lasers.
Lasell’s second new assistant coach is Union College graduate David Copeland. Just like Coach Lowe, this is Coach Copeland’s first coaching experience.
Returning to Galletta’s staff for his third year is Coach William Naylor. His recruiting skills, as Galletta points out, are essential to the team’s success.