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Candace Bossell

Director of Girls Lacrosse Education & Club / Coach

To my future players

On a good day, I’m 4’9.” For as long as I can remember my coaches, teammates, and doubters used my height against me to tell me “you can’t” and “you won’t.”

Growing up, I was told I wouldn’t earn a spot on the middle school team or play for a D1 team. I worked hard to earn my spot and play for not just one, but two, Top 20 D1 teams.

My first head coaching position at the D1 level posed hurdles I was expected to not overcome, but I knew I could and I would. I went on to become the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history, set program records that I broke the next season and was twice named Conference Coach of the Year and Philly Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

Sports are exciting and tough. My experiences are proof that facing your challenges can be your biggest motivators. My goal is for my players to love the game even more now, than when they first started playing.  If I am successful at that, the wins and losses will take care of themselves. My coaching philosophy can be summed up in one statement; 

You Can. You Will. 

I am Candace Bossell and I am NXT!