Scouting Report: Steinbrenner Boys XC

The George M. Steinbrenner boys cross country team is the top contender for 4A boys in the preseason rankings. Coach Allison Ennis-Szponar gives us the scouting report for the "Boss Cross." 

What takeaways did you learn last season that you are looking to apply to the 2018 season?
Our guys are competitors, and coming in second last year motivated our team to work even harder this year. 

What is the best way to describe your coaching philosophy when working with these high school athletes?
It is clear from day one that to be a part of the Boss Cross one must be "all in". You don't miss practice, you invest your time and energy to make yourself better, and you put your teammates above yourself. 

What has summer training been like?
We're fortunate enough to have some excellent senior leaders who pushed the importance of summer mileage to the team. The mileage coupled with our commitment to the community, running with dogs from the humane society drives home the fact that we are more than just a cross-country team. We strive to make an impact on and off the course.