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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Website

Goose Sports website-building is going great! Here is a portion of the front page:

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I’m looking forward to a new layout and hope that you all are too!

USNA Lacrosse Camp 2014

Lax camp was a BLAST! Everyone was so nice and there were some really great players there!! The coaches were awesome as well, and playing them in the camper-counselor game was hilarious. The coaches on the sidelines started putting in more campers than counselors on the field about halfway through the game, so there were some 20 of us! It was really funny!

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Then we had the talent show…. it started with one of the coaches who rapped about Big Macs, which was incredibly hilarious! Then two girls sang Dynamite by Taio Cruz. After that, two campers danced with their lacrosse sticks, which was really cool! At that point, no one else had signed up, so a bunch of campers that planned to do an act, and decided not to, decided that they should go up and do their acts :). Three girls did a ventriloquist act where one sat on the other and moved her mouth, while the girl sitting underneath moved her arms and did the talking for the “doll” and the last girl asked the questions. She asked silly things like, “so…. what is your grandma’s name?” and because of the lack of synchronization between the two girls answering, it was REALLY funny!! My talent was my blog, so I took a #SELFIE in front of the crowd:

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Stick work/tricks were the main focus at this camp, and it was fun to get better and see others improve as well! Every session would start with stick work, whether it be passing using things like behind the back, or doing small tricks like hitting the ball with the side of the stick. Overall, camp was SO MUCH FUN!! Thanks to all who created the bomb that made it a blast!

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SUMMER!!!!!

WOOOHOOOOOO! It’s SUMMER at LAST!… and its going great! Starting Monday, I will be going to the S3 Training Center (hosted by the amazing Rob Slade – http://s3trainingcenter.com/), or as we like to call it: the Lax Dojo. The Florida Sky Walkers train there, so the exposure is great! It is a big garage-type place with lax goals everywhere and a small field for Box Lacrosse, and workout equipment on one side. First day going there, I learned the proper way to sprint so that I can save breath on the field AND run faster. Next time, I will learn some stick skills and other lacrosse aspects!

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Have a great rest of the summer everyone!!

Brine

I am excited to announce that I will probably be trying out for the Brine National Team in June (or whenever it is)!! So excited! Lots of players will be attending, including my roommate from Duke lacrosse camp last summer, which is really AWESOME!! Hope to see some other familiar faces there! :)

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Sky Walkers in the Newspapers!

Sky Walkers are in the newspapers! And the alumnae are striving to be weekly best players! Check out who’s achieving these great feats!

The Baltimore Sun – Athlete of the Week
Others Considered:
4/1 – Liza Liotta – St. Paul ’s School for Girls (Sophomore)
4/15 – Haley Hicklen – Towson High School (Junior)

College Lacrosse Weekly Conference Honors
The college conferences select their best player every week! Here are the Sky Walker graduates who are a part of that crew:
Week of March 24th
Centennial Conference – Offensive Player of the Week – Caroline Krohn (SW ’10) – Franklin & Marshall
 
Week of April 14th
American Lacrosse Conference – Rookie of the Week – Sammi Burgess (SW ’13) – University of Florida
Big South – Offensive Player of the Week – Emma Sissman (SW ’12) – Davidson

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