Of the 3 elite teams that won tournaments played against other elite teams (and some no so elite) over the weekend, the relationship of GS to GA tells a tale:
Tiger XXVI GS 28 to GA 4 - 14% Hawks GS 22 to GA 11 - 50% LI Express GS 26 to GA 13 - 50%
In the world of elite lacrosse, is giving up 50% of the goals scored a good metric? Of the three champions, it seems that Hawks and LI Express fell below Tiger XXVI. A win is a win, but not standing out amongst lesser competition, may signal there is still work to be done.
You are completely nuts. If you put as much time and effort in to your kid maybe you wouldn't be here jock riding other teams.
If the Hawks have a weakness it is their defense; the goaltending is top notch but they definitely need to add some poles to shut down some of the big attackman out there. Right now they just don't have it; most of these games the goalies are making at least 6-8 saves on the doorstep bc the defense can not clear the crease. I have seen it on more than one occasion. My guess is this will be a focus next year at tryouts.
Maybe they should practice throwing off ball checks at opponents shins all game like BLC.