March 29, 2001

Drew Schardt: Mr. Blue Collar

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If there’s a poster boy for the blue collar style that the men’s lacrosse coaching staff has been forever preaching, then it’s No. 13 Andrew Schardt. Although Schardt may not bring a lunch pail to practice or wear a construction hat during shooting drills, in every other way, he’s described as the kind of guy that embodies working class America.

“Drew’s blue collar,” head coach Jeff Tambroni said. “He’s got an unbelievable work ethic.”

Last year, Schardt was the Teller to Sean Steinwald’s Penn. Steinwald, Cornell’s leading scorer with 44 goals and 16 assists, was given much of the credit (and press coverage) for carrying the team’s offense. But the team certainly wasn’t a one-man show, because Schardt accumulated 25 goals and 14 points for himself and essentially became the Red’s silent assassin.

“I think he was the perfect complement to Sean Steinwald,” Tambroni explained.

But this season, Schardt will have to step into the limelight and become one of the integral cogs of Cornell’s offense. He already sports nine goals in five game and needs just xxx more points to break the century mark for his career.

While Tambroni has sought to divide the offensive burden between several of his attackers —