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Keeping the skills sharp

  • ConVal girls' lacrosse player Sienna Sorbello passes around with alum Emma Mellon while waiting for a youth lacrosse clinic, hosted by her father, ConVal head coach Derek Sorbello, on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • ConVal girls' lacrosse coach Derek Sorbello and daughter / player Sienna came out to the school for a youth lacrosse clinic on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • ConVal girls' lacrosse coach Derek Sorbello and daughter / player Sienna came out to the school for a youth lacrosse clinic on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • ConVal girls' lacrosse coach Derek Sorbello and daughter / player Sienna came out to the school for a youth lacrosse clinic on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:24AM

The ConVal girls’ lacrosse team had one of its best seasons in recent memory in 2017, but head coach Derek Sorbello isn’t resting on his laurels. To bolster numbers for the future, Sorbello planned a youth girls’ summer lacrosse clinic for the end of July, meeting at ConVal during the course of this week. Current players like Sorbello’s daughter Sienna and alumni like Saint Joseph’s College-bound Emma Mellon were on hand to instruct.

Numbers are looking good for the younger grades in the ConVal district, thanks to recreation department efforts in Antrim and Peterborough, but grades 3-8 have a bit of a gap, Sorbello said. So, he’s actively seeking new blood to ensure the Cougars stay strong in upcoming seasons once the incoming freshman class is gone.

“Anyone who's been a dancer, done any kind of martial arts, I'll take, because you know the balance is there,” Sorbello said. “Even if they've never done a team sport, they'll pick it up quick, because the hand/eye coordination and balance is there.”