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! :)

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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A Fish Out of Water

          Being a middle school athlete in a high school athlete’s habitat is like being a fish out of water. But sometimes stepping outside your comfort zone is the best thing to do, even if you can’t breathe for a while, even if you feel like you’re suffocating with nervousness and being overwhelmed with fear.High school lacrosse is much more intense than middle school, and just do the math: me + intensity = happiness. I’m sure glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.

          Same game, different culture. These girls are fun and awesome to hang out with, but when it’s game time, it’s game time. Picture a whole personality change – from silly to serious. I love it!

          Same skills and deficits, different evaluation. Plays I don’t know, offenses I don’t recognize – it always seems to bring out my deficits and what I don’t do as well. But these players and coaches are happy to help and ready another player to fight in these constant intense battles!

I love playing high school lacrosse!!

Sky Walkers Evaluation

Zzzzzzzhloooshhhhhzzzzhloooooshhhhhhh… Flying to practice is an interesting experience. Yep, I slept the whole flight.

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Lucky for me, I have an awesome aunt who keeps a handy futon for me!

Birds chirping, sky a perfect shade of teal – way to paint the perfect picture for a lacrosse practice… With such a large variety of playing styles and levels, practice was flipped into an action-packed adventure. Sweaty hugs all around. :P

I still owe the coach a picture of my little sister, Madison… :)

Storm

Yesterday I headed to an OC Storm clinic on attack strategies, pulling me back into my normal lacrosse habits after a long break :P. Can’t wait to get back into playing for a team! Will be playing for my high school (Oviedo) for a fun and challenging fall!

Lax NINJAAAA

I… am… a… LAX NINJA!! Haaaaiiii-YAHHH! Fear the wrath of my intense lacrosse power as I pull out my frightening lacrosse sticks!

Way to end a Sky Walkers summer season! Every team dressed up as something – we were ninjas, so I used pre-wrap to cover my face… everyone got a kick out of it! Way to be CRAZY! Give the idea to another team!

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WARNING :: INCOMING TORNADO SWARMING WITH LACROSSE STICKS! PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS DUE TO THIS NATURAL (or fairly unnatural) DISASTER.

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Today, lacrosse practice was cancelled because of an unwanted tornado warning. Always  a bummer when practice isn’t on, but hey, good to be safe.

Also, Sharknado 2 is coming out! :P

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