Sunday, October 8, 2017
Second big lacrosse weekend! We played at Drexel University yesterday in Philly. Our bus left Marist at 6:30 AM and returned at 7:30 PM. We played three games (20 minute halves, running time) back to back under the sun. First we tied Drexel, then we beat La Salle followed by Bucknell. I played twenty minutes in the game against Bucknell. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been a year and a half since I was on a field in uniform! It feels good, but it’s also a bit nerve-racking. Our team did well despite the severe soreness in our calves from hill sprints (over 30) Friday morning. The soreness is still lingering, but it’s getting better with stretching and ice baths.
My fall goals for lacrosse:
- Sharpen my stick skills (back to basics). This needs to be a priority.
- Strengthen my upper body
- Watch more film
- Become more comfortable & knowledgeable with zone
- Get to know my teammates more
My good friend from Emma Willard and fellow co-captain of the lacrosse team, Mary Cochran, drove up from Maryland with her boyfriend to watch my team play. We caught up at the tailgate afterwards. It was SO nice to see her. Mary has been a tremendous cheerleader and motivator for me. She gave me pointers on how I can improve to be a better player at this level. I am beyond lucky to have her in my life. I hadn’t seen her since our high school graduation! I’m sure I’ll be seeing her at every high school reunion 🙂
Today was a rest day. I did some homework at the library with my teammates and went to the gym for treatment (ice bath round two). Taylor, Louis’ girlfriend, is visiting this weekend, so we went to Panera for dinner and Price Chopper. Great way to end the weekend!
The only hiccup in the weekend was losing my phone. I had it with me when I left my house at 6 AM yesterday morning, but it was nowhere to be found on the bus 15 minutes later. I was phone-less for the day (it was actually quite refreshing). When I got back to campus, I called security and no one had returned a phone. I checked the location on the Find My iPhone app, but it said the device was offline. I was convinced someone had picked it up and kept it.
This morning my mom called Verizon and started an insurance claim. But I got an email from security saying to stop by their office in regards to my phone call about my lost phone. Someone had returned it! There are honest people out there. It was ironic, because my friend, Jake, got his phone stolen earlier this week at Ithaca College. He wasn’t as lucky as I was.
It’s going to be another good practice week before our tournament at Binghamton on Saturday. Being part of a team is something that is so special and unique. It’s helping me to stay on track with school and to be a healthy person overall. xo ~ e.