EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Last year, North had a forgettable season, winning just one game.
Now, the Huskies are looking to make steps forward and aiming for their first winning campaign since 2007 under Mike Wilson.
Second year head coach, Joey Paridaen, is changing the team’s mentality.
“We told them they have to have that mental toughness, gotta have that edge. It’s been a point of emphasis for us
not only in practice but in the weight room. If that’s something we can develop, and a focal point of our team, that can help as we definitely get into the season.”
One of the upperclassmen, Capoleton Presswood, explains he wants the Huskies to change the narrative and break out of their shell.
“People look at you the same and say the same Huskies, this and that, so we are looking to change that and be prepared for whatever comes. The plan for us is doing everything differently, going into the weight room, coming in here early, getting things done. We want to rise and do better than what we did last year.”
Senior, Alex Smith, thinks the team will play with a little more of an edge and wants the squad to prove itself in their respective conference.
“I feel like we are going to have a chip on our shoulder, being the worst team in the city last year, we will definitely come out with a chip on our shoulder. We are looking to change things around drastically. We feel we have the talents to do to put them in the right places this year. If we do that, we feel like we can come out with a lot of wins this year.”
North will take on Princeton on the road for their season opener.
(This story was originally published on July 17, 2019)