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Hop coach

Milliman demoted Epstein, his best player, from a starting attackman to a second middie, though he ended up playing most of the game at attack because, "When he's not [playing well], it's really tough to struggle with him."
Epstein scored six goals against Michigan a couple of weeks ago and ended up with three assists today splitting time between attack and midfield. His replacement at attack had a couple of points and failed to run out at least two shots. This didn't seem to be an attempt to create different matchups but simply an effort by a coach to "motivate" a key player by embarrassing him.
After all, there is one coach I can think of who can take a player who has a chance to become his school's best attackman ever and keep him happy and productive while splitting time between attack and midfield. The young man happens to be the leading scorer on a team in the ACC, a tougher conference than the Big 10. Calling players out in the paper does not seem to me to be the most effective way of improving their game. Every thing I've seen from the Epstein tells me he is talented and works hard and just happened to have a bad shooting day last week
I thought the coach's move was tone deaf at best. .

(In response to this post by HOOfan_1)

Posted: 04/04/2021 at 8:50PM


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