Shot Clock Under Consideration

A 90-second possession limit for NCAA women’s lacrosse is being heavily considered for 2017 and 2018! If the rule is approved, it would mean that if the team on offense exceeds that time limit, the other team will be given the ball. I think that the addition of this rule would greatly increase the pace of games, and overall make it more fun to play and watch :)!

Read Lacrosse Magazine’s article here.

Shootout For Soldiers

The Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game to support wounded military members. Their goal is to “use the platform of lacrosse to engage communities with their local veterans and support their healthy and successful transition into civilian life.”

Click here to donate to this great cause/ association!

“24 Hours, 1 Game, 1 Goal. Support Our Troops.”

Lacrosse Sonnet

Had to write a sonnet for language arts class, so of course, I wrote it about lacrosse 😉

The purpose of a sport as rough as Lacrosse
Is not to appease boys’ desire for chaos

The point of a game as violent as it
Remains to prepare our warriors for war—
Despite the carelessness in each hit
And the seemingly absent pride in each score

Through game after game they cease to cower
Since the warriors of this sport are a whole new breed—
A ready lacrosse team’s an unstoppable power
A team bound through brotherhood and the blood that they bleed

Lacrosse is more than a silly old sport
It’s not just a game played for fun—
The field is a warfront, the sidelines home port
Each score’s a victory, so you cheer as you run

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Tewaaraton Award Finalists for 2015!!

The finalists for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award were announced just recently! The ones for girls lacrosse are: Taylor Cummings, Shannon Gilroy, Sarah Mannelly, Barbara Sullivan, and Kayla Treanor.

All of these players are phenomenal and I loved watching them play this season! Wishing each and every one of them luck :). Can’t wait to see who wins!!

You can read Lacrosse Magazine’s article on the finalists here.

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Districts

Going to go watch my highschool’s girls lacrosse team in the playoffs! I’m not sure which team I know more people on though… 😉 This will be a fun one to watch – some of my close friends are on the opposing team. Can’t wait to see who wins!

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I just can’t get enough

There is definitely something extremely addicting about lacrosse — I just can’t get enough of it. Every practice day, I get excited about being back on the lacrosse field, imagining thrusting my lacrosse stick forward and watching the ball sail into the back of the net in slow motion as a surge of elation fills my body with happiness. The kind of feeling I get whenever I play lacrosse.

I am sooooo excited to be playing a ton of lacrosse this summer… I will be on the Georgia team this summer at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and I can’t wait! It will be so much fun to see if I can remember friends from last year, and make new ones as well. Hope to see lots of familiar faces!! I really just can’t get enough of lacrosse! :)

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Champion Challenge!!

Champion Challenge was a blast this year!! The clinic with team USA was great! I got to do cool stick tricks that I had never tried before. I had a ton of fun battling girls for ground balls. I even learned a new dodge that I had never heard of before!

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The games were exciting as well! It was awesome to watch the U-19 national girls play a division I team, and team USA play Syracuse. Both games were exciting to watch!!

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There was a really awesome fundraiser for the U-19 national team as well… check out the Goose Sports website soon for an article all about it! So inspirational!!

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Spilled my shaved ice all over the floor as well… right after I dropped my spoon and said that I was not going to drop anything else… always starting my day right 😉

Game time

Day two of President’s Cup is complete. The second I showed my card and scanned my finger at the entrance of ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, I could tell it was game time. The atmosphere was like a heavy current of determination tackling each of the players. Their faces, their body language, their talk, their jitters, their play . . . it was GAME TIME. It was time for them to play their hearts out.

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Bring it on

It started at the sound of a horn – and they were off. 6:30pm, 65 degrees . . . and pitch black. The ball took flight – hard and fast, like the bullet of a gun chasing its target. Shouts from both sides of the field . . . blurs of figures sprinting like its the last moment of their lives . . .

FUN: hundreds of smiles and giggles overwhelmed the Wide World of Sports. MOTIVATION: it was time to bring your A-game, and in the games I watched, they BROUGHT IT! DETERMINATION: you could just see it in their eyes, on their faces, their expressions – it was time to FIGHT, to BRING IT, and to BATTLE like it was your LAST GAME! ADRENALINE: a mixture of FUN, MOTIVATION, and DETERMINATION encouraged a cyclone of adrenaline and excitement among the players, coaches, and parents . . . bring it on.

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