BNL doubles its ‘pleasure’
with two practice sessions
as Stars start 2016-17 season
By Justin Sokeland
Jeff Allen, beginning his third season as the head coach of the Bedford North Lawrence’s signature program, does not issue overt or unwarranted amounts of praise. It’s earned, deserved and cherished. There’s no such thing as a participation trophy in his world.
So when he started the first official day of practice sessions for the 2016-17 campaign with high marks for his Stars, it’s noteworthy. When he called this “the best preseason workout we’ve ever had” with his staff, even though it’s a small sample size, it’s significant. And when he turns BNL loose for the regular season – which is only 18 days away – he is quietly anticipating something special.
That’s nothing new. When that BNL jersey is donned, winning is expected. That’s the burden of all those banners in the rafters, and trophies in the crowded display cases, of BNL Fieldhouse. This team, an interesting collection of talent, has lofty goals and aspirations.