Schwan is hoping the success some of the athletes have had in other sports at BH-BL will lead to a winning attitude on the lacrosse team.
"About half of them are football players, so they're used to being part of a successful program," said Schwan.
Being successful in the highly-competitive Suburban Council North Division with Niskayuna, Shenendehowa and Saratoga might be a stretch for BH-BL, but Schwan said he hopes it will teach his team how to play at a higher level.
"I would say if you want to get better, you have to play the best teams," said Schwan. "We're going to play Shen twice, Niskayuna twice and Saratoga twice. Hopefully, we can learn by watching those teams and what they do without getting blown out in the process."
The Spartans begin the season next Tuesday with a non-league game against South Glens Falls.""