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Former CB East, Wissahickon coach Schlesinger named coach at Owen J. Roberts

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 10/23/18
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David Schlesinger, the former head girls’ lacrosse coach at Eastern Regional (N.J.), Wissahickon and Central Bucks East, has been named head girls’ coach at Owen J. Roberts.

David Schlesinger

Schlesinger also is a coach with NXT girls’ lacrosse.

Schlesinger’s roots are in the Philly suburbs; he is a 1976 Harriton graduate who played three years at Colgate.

Schlesinger gave these comments:

What are your short-term goals at Owen J. Roberts?
“Win the PAC, provide stability to a program that will have its third Head Coach in 3 years, and contend for States.”

What are your long-term goals?
“Develop student athletes into productive and involved members of their communities, help the players develop a profound love and respect for the game of lacrosse and win States.”

How would you describe your general coaching philosophy?
“To teach young student athletes how they can maximize their skills and play uniquely as a team. I want my players to compete every second they are on the field. Lacrosse is a game of little plays (GBs, DCs, defensive slides, etc.) that determine success. If you win the battle of little plays, and minimize turnovers, you should win just about every game.”

Who had the greatest positive impact on your coaching career?
“Nort Seaman – My high school coach who successfully molded a group of boys into successful men; Sara Shelley – Rancocas Valley HS coach, who first hired me as an assistant; Deanna Knobloch – Legendary Head Coach at Moorestown HS; my daughter won 4 state titles playing for Deanna. I observed how every player on the team could impact the success on the field and how treating the players as champions made them think like they could not be defeated.
Also, Justine Tucker and Liz Robertshaw – two superb college coaches that share their strategies, tactics, and playbooks with every interested high school coach and treat their players with love and respect.”

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