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Lucchesi to coach new boys lacrosse program at Auburn Riverside

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Auburn Riverside's new boys lacrosse Head Coach Lou Lucchessi.
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The Auburn Riverside High School Athletic Department has announced the selection of Lou Lucchesi to lead the school's new boys lacrosse program.

Lucchesi coached the Lake Tapps Titans, a high school club team, during a successful four-year run in Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division I play. His teams won the South Sound Conference in 2013, placed second in 2014 and 2012 and made the playoffs each season.

He also was the State U.S. Lacrosse 2012 Coach of the Year.

Along with team success, individual players thrived in Lucchesi's system. He coached two All-Americans and had 14 players recognized as all-league performers. Eight players have moved on to play college lacrosse during his tenure.

"I am very excited to be part of the inaugural season and to bring my experience as a head coach to Auburn Riverside," Lucchesi said.

Auburn Riverside has worked closely with WHSBLA representatives and Lake Tapps Lacrosse to develop the program at the high school. Ravens lacrosse athletes will have the opportunity to play for their school and earn a letter.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Lou Lucchesi's experience and expertise to start our program," said Doug Aubert, Auburn Riverside athletic director. "Having a coach of his caliber and his local connections will help make the transition from club to high school a successful one for one of the fastest-growing sports in our area."

Boys lacrosse will compete next spring.

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