Head Coach: Bruce Lilac
2018-19 Record: 11-10
Key Returning Players: Brian McNeil, James Galarneau, Josh Luca, Grant Baker all return with newcomers CJ McNeil, Isaac Cutler, Tyler Paffen, Jacob Zecca, Tyler Juliano and Rhett Mercier.
Stillwater will look to build on a solid season from a year ago and coach Lilac feels optimistic about doing just that.
“We have a nice mix of returning players with varsity experience along with a talented group from the JV team. The preseason has been going well as we slowly work in the football guys after they had such a long and great season.”
As for the teams blueprint for success this year coach Lilac said, We will be a team that prides itself on the defensive end, while pushing the ball offensively. To be successful this season we need to play to our strengths offensively and be really tough on the defensive end of the court.”
Regarding top contenders for the Wasaren title, Lilac echoed a common theme amongst league coaches. “The league will be tough as usual but Hoosick Falls returning all five starters from last year has to be the top contender. That being said it’s a league with lots of competition and you have to be ready to play every night or you will get beat.”
When asked of a word or phrase he wants people to associate with his team Lilac responded, “We want people to think of Stillwater basketball as a mentally tough group of kids who play hard every night and leave everything on the floor.”
If the Warriors can bring the effort, coupled with it’s talented roster, there’s a good chance they’ll be in the mix at season’s end for the league crown.