When you first see Norfolk Academy's, Schuyler Beecroft on a lacrosse field, your first thought is, how does he do it?&nbsp;
How does someone of such small stature have such an imposing affect in a match?&nbsp; That was the case in a recent win over Bishop Sullivan in the TCIS tournament.&nbsp;
The Bulldogs cruised to an easy win over the Crusaders, and Beecroft, who led the conference in goals with 52, never scored!&nbsp; His teammates did plenty of scoring.&nbsp;
"They're so worried about him", says his coach, Tom Duquette.&nbsp; "He's been playing a long time.&nbsp; He has a flare for the game."&nbsp;&nbsp; Beecroft is also pretty quick.
The Bulldogs have been to the Virginia Independent Schools state finals three times during Beecroft's time, and all three times fell short.&nbsp; He knows in order to finally get a title, he can't do it himself.&nbsp;
"It's all about team", he says.&nbsp; Beecroft says you don't have to be physically imposing to play lacrosse.&nbsp; "You don't have to be big to be good.&nbsp; You have to have speed and quickness, a low center of gravity.&nbsp; You can beat anyone."&nbsp;
His coach agrees.&nbsp; "You can't teach people to be that quick and that fast.&nbsp; It creates all sorts of problems, no matter what level."&nbsp;
Duquette hopes this time around, it leads to a championship.