CSS Football Begins Fall Camp, Sister Lisa Maurer Joins Coaching Staff

Updated: 08/17/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 08/17/2014 10:59 PM
By: Eyewitness Sports

Duluth, Minn. - Across the Northland, training camps are beginning for fall sports and on Sunday, St. Scholastica's football team began preseason practice.

They began it indoors for some fitness testing at the field house on campus. First year head coach Kurt Ramler and his staff timed the players in drills such as the 40-yard dash and the shuttle run.

"It is for a couple of reasons. For us to get a look at them for the first time, athletically in person and also give them a chance to have them have something to work for in the offseason. The guys know that we are going to test the first day of camp and during the summer, they are working hard to get ready for this day," says Ramler.

The Saints would take it outside, getting some work in at their gridiron on campus. 12 starters are back as CSS looks for their fourth straight playoff opportunity.

Sister Lisa Maurer is there to help. In fact, Coach Ramler asked her to join the staff as an assistant coach. She is now the first female football coach in program history and will work mostly with the kickers and punters. Sister Lisa has a coaching background in a number of prep sports and is both a longtime football fan and longtime supporter of the Saints.

"The team originated about the same time that I came to the monastery and my time at Scholastica is the same as the football team's time at Scholastica and with coaches support and working with the kickers that we have one team, I am there no to be an expert in kicking per se, but I am another set of eyes and another support for the kickers in particular as well as for the team as a whole," says Coach Maurer.

Sister Lisa Maurer smiling while at the first practice of 2014 Fall Camp for St. Scholastica.
Sister Lisa Maurer, CSS Assistant Coach

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