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Bono Takes Over Milford Boys Lacrosse

There's a good chance the members of the Milford boys' lacrosse team were a little sore as they make their way from class to class this spring, but it's all about getting ready to play the style their new coach wants to see.
"It depends on our personnel, but I want to be able to run a high-trump offense and a ball hawking defense that can turn the ball over and translate into fast breaks," first-year coach Ralph Bono said. "We will run the stuff I expect to be able to run and change on the fly where we need to, to what may be more suitable." 
Bono comes to Milford after coaching lacrosse at various schools for 18 years. He spent the past three springs with the Algonquin junior varsity team. Prior to his time with the Tomahawks, Bono spent two years coaching the Wakefield junior varsity, and was the head coach at Matignon High in Cambridge and Quincy High School. Bono has also spent time on the staff at Brookline High School and the Fay School in Southboro. 
Bono started his playing career at Burlington High School, where he was introduced to the sport in junior high school. 
"They had an activity period and one of our teachers ran a lacrosse program," he said. "I was playing hockey my whole life and it was an easy transition. Once I started playing, I fell in love with it." A goalie, Bono continued his playing career at UMass-Boston.
Talking about the MHS team, he said he is trying to "change the culture" for a program that saw only two wins at the varsity level in 2015. The new coach said he had the chance to watch the team play several games on tape.
"The talent is there, the structure was missing," Bono said. "The stuff that makes you a two-win team, they are easy fixes. There were a lot of undisciplined errors and unforced errors, but there is a good amount of talent there."
Despite the struggles last spring, Bono has set the bar of expectation high for 2016.
"I expect to make the tournament this year. How far we go, I don't know, but I know we will make the tourney," he said. "This is a really good sports town and one of the great things about lacrosse, if you have played any other sport, you can translate what you did from the previous sport onto the lacrosse field."
The culture change started this week with conditioning. Bono's first week fitness test included a mile and a half run, 50 pushups, a three-minute plank, crunches and pullups.
"These are core exercises to see where they are at," Bono said. "We will see what we need to work on, but the first day of tryouts is the fitness test, that's all we are doing. We will see where we go from there."




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