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Riitano brings new attitude to Colonie lacrosse

First-year coach seeks to turn around struggling program

Senior Nicole DiPiazza, second from right, throws a pass to a teammate during last Wednesday’s Colonie girls lacrosse practice. The Lady Raiders begin their Suburban Council season March 28 against Guilderland.

Senior Nicole DiPiazza, second from right, throws a pass to a teammate during last Wednesday’s Colonie girls lacrosse practice. The Lady Raiders begin their Suburban Council season March 28 against Guilderland. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— “What I love is that we have so many different weapons, and that’s going to be so incredibly important in this league,” said Riitano. “They know the importance of playing as a unit.”

Ultimately, it’s Colonie’s willingness to battle game in and game out that will determine how far it can go.

“I just gravitate towards these type of scrappers,” said Riitano. “If they’re willing to learn, then I’m willing to coach them.”

Colonie has a tall task in its season opener March 28. The Lady Raiders host defending Suburban Council champion Guilderland. But, Riitano said her team won’t back down from the challenge of meeting the Lady Dutch.

“We’re not worried about anybody but ourselves,” said Riitano.

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