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First Flight High School Brings Varsity Lacrosse To The Outer Banks

First Flight High School announces the coaching staff for the inaugural season of its lacrosse program. As a graduate of Salisbury State University, John Van Lunen has been helping to lead lacrosse teams since 1989. His experience includes an assistant position at an NCAA Division I school. Sandy Eanes, also a graduate of Salisbury, brings over 13 years of experience as a coach and Mike Konrad, a graduate from the University of Maryland, has nine years of coaching experience.

In 2010 First Flight High School will field its first ever varsity lacrosse team to compete for the North Carolina state championship. First Flight has already scheduled games against teams from North Carolina, Virginia, and D.C. The school's ability to field a varsity team was made possible by all the parents, coaches, and players who sacrificed their time and effort to make this great sport a significant part of our community.

At First Flight Lacrosse we have three rules; be a gentleman first, a scholar second, and an athlete third. We believe that our student-athletes are capable of doing great things on and off the lacrosse field. We, as coaches, will work extremely hard to help our players reach their full potential, stated Coach Van Lunen. ?On the lacrosse field our goal is to create a team that combines a passion for the sport with commitment and hard work. By doing so we will build a strong program not only for today but for the seasons to come.

Lacrosse was brought to Dare County in 2005 by a group of dedicated parents and young athletes as a part of the Hampton Roads Youth Lacrosse League. Competing as OBX Lacrosse, the first season was a success with a roster of 22 players and a handful of victories. More teams were added in 2006, a JV team in 2008 and in 2009 a high school club team was created along with a very successful girls lacrosse program. To date, OBX Lacrosse has grown to include more than 150 young men and women.

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