So before I go to play pickup this morning (which by the way I expect everyone to be there... no excuses!!) I thought I'd post some freshman year throwback pictures as promised!!
me and kaitlin reppin the T WING 2nd floor of Binford holla! Also the day we totes won Powderpuff!
halloween... Hannah and me dressed up as a biker couple complete with tattoo sleves! (I wonder where those went by the way...)
unfortunately Alex doesn't go here anymore, but Erin Hannah and Me as little baby freshman together!
Time flies when you are having fun!!!!! Can't believe it but we are about to start the 4th week of Senior year... SCARY!!!!!!
I hope everyone has a good weekend!
holla back ya'll!!! school FINALLY started again!!!! I'm so excited!!!! Summer was great but I was definitely ready to start back, although I'm kind of wondering why already haha. Summer this year was great, a lot of us girls stuck around Greensboro which was aaaaaaaaamaaaaazing! It made it super fun. Along with chillin by the pool and workin on my tan all summer, I worked as a nanny for a little 5 year old girl named Avery. If you've met her you understand haha. My favorite thing about that was probably playing with her 2 rats, Olive and Pebbles.... and yes they ar real rats! haha. Also this summer Kaitlin and I went to the beach with my family, and I went to Oregon for a family reunion. I suprised myself because I totally thought Oregon was going to be lame but it was SO AWESOME!!!! I went kayaking in the Cascade Mountains, and to some museams and stuff and saw Crater Lake which was probably one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I also had the best sushi of my life in Portland... so if you ever go to coastal Oregon get the sushi!!!
So now we are about done with week 2 of classes for fall 2010. And its WEIRD!!!!!! I'm a senior?!? When did this happen????Also don't ever listen to anyone who says senior year is easy. Its so not. I'm dying unter the massive amount of work that I have already. Somebody come save me and do my work for me! Ha just kidding (but not really...). Its funny because at the pickup games we've been having all the seniors (me Hannah Erin and Kaitlin) keep being like "oh well when WE were freshman... the SENIORS.... blah blah blah" Which is so funny and really a reality check of how long it's been! Freshman year, moving into my hall in Binford (holla at the T-wing) doesn't seem that long ago. In fact it kind of seems like yesterday. But then I think about it and so much has happened since then, it's insane. Woah enough with the journey back in time... but I will post Freshman year throwback pictures soon, like when the freshman/sophomore powderpuff team beat the senior/junior team yeaaaaah buddy!
Speaking of fall ball and things of that nature, our pick up games have been going SO good!!! I'm so glad to see all the baby freshman coming out and playing with us!!! Everyone looks good and it's just SO exciting!!!! This is our year fo sho. Just a side note, everyone needs to be running everyday (sprints/ long distance whatever) and getting on the wall or throwing around so we are all ready for fall ball and ultimately january when preseason starts!
In other news our beloved assistant JORDAN CLODFELTER got a sweet gig at Pfeiffer University as their assistant womens coach! Yayyyyyy Jordy!!!!!! We miss you already!!!
Well unfortunately its time for class but it is what it is haha.
Keep it real ya'll
PS. I will post some killa pix lata!!!!
So FIRST I want to congratulate all our marvelous lacrosse lady seniors on GRADUATING (ELLIE, SHELLY, and ALYZZA) we are going to miss you sooooo much!! And an extra shoutout to CAROLINE for graduating from Early College and going to TENNESSEE in the fall!!!!! NEXT I want to congratulate everyone who made all ODAC for our team this year:
SUMMER, BURD, BREE, SHELLY-Honorable Mention
yayyyy!!!!!! All of you deserved getting honors because you all kicked some serious butt this season!
So since it's summer, basically we have all been relaxing and just letting the stress of the school year disappear! I know almost all of us have been at the pool getting ridiculously burned on a daily basis (or maybe that's just me?), but hey that's what summer is for haha. I'm excited because I moved in with Feeney and our apartment is coming along nicely!! Our furniture is still M.I.A. but shall be arriving soon (Feeney come back soon I'm going to be lonely this week!!!). But this summer will be great because so many of us are going to be chillaxin in da boro (so everyone who is not living here, get ur booty down to visit!!)!!
When looking back at this semester, one might call it the semester of pranks. Every year we get a trainer from UNCG that is in the Master's program there to intern at Guilford with our team. Last year we had Adam who was a prankster and would always prank Carrie's car. We tried to get him back by saran wrapping his car but he caught us mid saran wrap last year. This year, we had Greg. Greg Mcgregerson as we called him was a big prankster and always pranked Bree's and Carrie's cars. It got pretty intense this year, with us post it noting Greg's car, he saran wrapped Carrie's in revenge, THEN in a pretty bomb sneak attack he saran wrapped and wrote on Carrie's windows at MY APARTMENT. So obviously we had to get him back. We saran wrapped his car, drew on the windows, and put shaving creme all over it and got into a shaving creme fight with him.... at his house. We win the stalking game! It was all good fun and we called a truce after that. But lucky for Carrie and I, we happened upon Adam's car (from last year) at our friend's apartment complex so we were able to get him back for ruining it last year! Here is a collage of all the pranks (to make it easier to understand): 1. post-it noted Greg's car 2. Adam's Car round 2 (snipe!) 3. Greg's attack on Carrie at my place 4. Carrie, Bree, Erin and I attacking Greg's car... job well done!
Also bonus points if you get what movie the quote on Carrie's windshield is from (it says Fig Newtons)... Greg got major points for that one. Very clever, very clever. Oh and don't worry, we didn't ruin the paint on his car, we saran wrapped it before putting the shaving creme on!
Well I hope everyone's summer has started off fantastically!!! I'll keep everyone posted on the happenings this summer and post pictures when I can!
Order of business number 1: Bitterness doesn't look good on anyone
Order of business number 2: On this blog, I am going to write about how my team wants to win, hopes to win, deserves to win... I will also talk about when we win, when we lose, and everything involving the team. If you don't like this, don't read it. If you don't like my silly poems or silly comments don't read this. If you are on a rival team and you are reading this, my question for you is why? Also why are you offended? This is about MY TEAM, GUILFORD WOMENS LACROSSE so I'm going to write about things important to us, and if you don't like it I suggest you not read this.
Order of business number 3: Parents, I understand if you were offended by the previous post that has now been deleted. It was something that should have just been shared with teammates and not the entire interweb. If you ask your daughters I'm sure they can tell you the background behind the post and it may make a little more sense to you.
Order of business number 4: Unfortunately, our end of the season was a little disappointing. Shelly got hurt (BOOOOO) and we just could not get our team to work. However we did play an AMAZING game versus Mary Washington! Easily one of our best games of the year. We made it to ODACS, but lost to Lynchburg (gross). I don't know what was going on towards the end of the season, but the fire and drive we had at the start was like slowly slipping away until all that we had left was just nothing. We tried everything but nothing was working to bring us together which is so unfortunate because of how much TALENT we had. If we had been able to pull together as a team, we could have destroyed people. I'm not sure why this never happened, but don't worry I think that everyone is determined NOT to have a season like that again. But hey it wasn't all bad, we beat Greensboro for the 6th year in a row! It's kind of funny because at our athletic awards ceremony they had all the teams that beat Greensboro stand up to be recognized and our Volleyball team beat them 3x in one season... so that's pretty baller.
Anyways, it is finals week (grosssssss) and I know everyone has been at Club Berry (the most exclusive club in Greensboro) aka the library all week. I've been avoiding it because I know I'm just going to run into people and end up talking for 6 hours instead of doing work. All I have left is a 7-8 page French paper on the Enlightenment. FUN!!!! just kidding.
However I am SUPER EXCITED because 1. I get to move into my new apartment with FEENEY on Friday!!!! We have already decided we are going to have a fabulous and cute apartment!!! Yay yay yay yay!!! Then on Saturday we have our team lunch at Susannas casa! Coach, you BETTER make your spin dip!!! For all those who don't know, Coach makes the BEST BEST BEST artichoke spinach dip ever in the world. And then on Tuesday my mom is coming to help me set up my apartment! I am excited for that too!
In other news, Erin, Summer, and I have bought tickets to see LADY GAGA in concert in September. Erin and I have already started countdowns and are having daily dance parties to her music. Its Gaga-licious!!
Anyways I have a lunch date with a good friend in a little bit and a paper to write, good luck on your finals ladies!!!!
Thanks Susanna for the words of wisdom :). I liked this quote best out of the ones you sent us for inspiration today. Honestly our season is not going the way we want it to right now and the only way we are going to change this and win the ODAC is if we push through this, get our stuff together, and start playing like a team. We have 4 games left to prove to everyone that we are a team to be reckoned with. I'm tired of losing to teams we can beat (Va Wu, Lynchburg, CNU, Randy-Mac...) and I'm ready to win. Sunday is Sewanee (whats a sewanee anyway?? the university of the south? please... pick a name already!) and its our senior day so obvi we are going to come out to open up a can of whoop-a$$ on them (see picture)
I have high hopes for us because for the first time in a long time, we played as a team on Sunday vs Mary Washington who is nationally ranked (so Roanoke you might want to watch your back cuz we are coming for you) and we did pretty well.. HOLLAAAAAAAAAA
Anywayssss life has been going ok here at guilford... you know typical guilford. I've decided that I love my team more than anyone else not only because they are the most baller girls on the planet, but they are the sweetest girls and we are always there for eachother and its GREAT!!!! I LOVE YOU GIRLS!! This afternoon, Erin and Becca have been doing homework and when i say doing homework i mean listening to music and being silly. It has been super entertainig!!! Basically they are crazy and its fabulous!
But I must be off. LETS GO G!!!!!!!!!!!
Soooo hello there world! I'm so sorry for taking a month to update this thing!!! It was spring break and then we were playing and then I was drowning in mountains of schoolwork... but finally I have a minute!!! Also, I'd just like to add to whoever is reading this I am writing this for entertainment purposes and to keep everyone updated on our Lax-awesomeness so if you have something nasty to say how about we keep it to ourselves. Thanks!!
Anyways we ended up loosing to RIT which was frustrating but a reality check all the same. We also had a really cool practice with Edinborough (PA) College the Saturday of Spring Break... It was super awesome because we kind of scrimmaged them and figured out what we need to work on and ran some sets that we normally can't fully do in practice. I think we all enjoyed it thoroughly. After that we went to the BEACHHHHH for a few days and it was super fun!!!! Surprisingly enough we had really great weather and all managed to get sunburnt. Yay Myrtle Beach!!
However, when we got back dun dun dun... we lost to Christopher Newport and Virginia Wesleyan, our first ODAC game of the season :(. That was not fun. But then we beat Bridgewater so that was good, but we just lost to Lynchburg so that is not good (obviously). Our record right now is 4-4 and 2-2 in the ODAC (we played Hollins last Wed... not to hate on Hollins but that game was kind of a joke).
This weekend, we are playing our ARCH ENEMIES Randolph Macon. To give some background history on Randy-Mac here, my freshman (08) year we played them there and beat them, then in ODACs they played us here and beat us. Then last year we played them here, lost VOWED revenge but couldn't get our act together in ODACs and lost again. SO lets just say we might be a little hyped up for this game this year. Meaning I'm ready to go out there and hand it to them and I know I'm not the only one.
Loosing to Lynchburg the other day hurt really bad. Last year we lost to them in Double OT because of some shady calls... It never does anyone any good to blame the refs for a game, but you watch the film of that game and you just might say "hm if the ref had actually been paying attention Guilford might have won that game" but oh well. Anyways we wanted to win this year but didn't get rolling till late in the half. This I've decided is our biggest problem. We can't take 10, 15, or 20 minutes to get into a game. We need to step onto the field ready to go. SO LETS GO.
All I'm saying is Saturday is ours. Randy Mac is NOT winning. I've already decided we are.
I would post pictures from the past month BUT my camera didn't survive spring break so I will hopefully be able to do that next time. However French class calls, I've got to go parlez en francais!!!
Str8 up. I just had to quote my favorite song for the title of this one because its so true, we are certified gettin it... HELLO 3 WINS in our first week!!!!!!!! We beat Greensboro Wednesday, Marymount yesterday, and Denison today!!! Honestly that is so amazing and I am so proud of everyone because everyone played their hearts out this week. I know everyone is exhausted and needs a break tomorrow which is great because we have it off. This weekend was also super great because a lot of our parents came to visit us and spoil us because hello we won and are awesome :) and of course they love us ♥ haha.
Well Wednesday we have what is going to be an intense game, so everyone better watch online! We are playing Rochester Institute of Technology meaning two things. 1. they are from New York meaning they are probably mad good and 2. they go to an institute of technology so they are probably super nerds. It can go either way, but I'm betting on the first one so we gotta bring our A game. I mean maybe its a combination and they will whip out their calculators to start calculating scoring averages during the game or something. Who knows? But we are going to DOMINATE is all I'm saying. Unfortunately our game on Saturday the 6th with Kenyon was canceled due to unfortunate circumstances (the team got banned by their AD from playing a bunch of games... hazing perhaps? its a mystery we will probably never know the answer to) but to make up for it we do have a scrimmage against some team from Pennsylvania so that will be $w33+ aka sweet.
What isn't sweet is that it may ☃ snow on Tuesday. HELLO IT IS ALMOST MARCH get this snow junk OUTA HERE. I'm ready for the warm beaches of Myrtle... well probably not warm but not SNOW on them beaches of Myrtle is all I'm saying. Also practicing in the gym is way not fun compared to outside on our beautiful turf. I'd rather have the ☀ and warm. It's March, it needs to not be cold anymore. Are you listening Mother Nature? I'm talking to you.
In other news, I did kind of hurt my knee in our game yesterday but I'm hoping I'll be back to play on Wednesday. It was not fun to sit on the sidelines all game helplessly cheering and not being able to do anything. But what can you do. Carrie also sustained a beating today in our Denison game, knocking heads (kind of like those crazy mountain sheep things) with a girl and now she is going to have a beautiful bruise on her face, but hey we got the ball sooo... alls well that ends well (don't worry I've spent my afternoon reading Shakespeare).
Anyways have a baller week!
And all through the campus, all the creatures were stirring except the women's lacrosse team all snug in their beds with visions of goals dancing in their heads. Coach and Susanna in their gear went to the field and had no fear. For out on the field there arose such a clatter when Guilford destroyed Greensboro and wasn't even battered. To the scoreboard our eyes flew like a flash, and saw the score 27-0 we had to have a bash!
Ok enough of my poetic discourse... well tomorrow we have our FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON against Greensboro, and lets just say they are going down. They have not won in 5 years and we are going to make it 6 years, straight up. Also it is COACH"S BIRTHDAY tomorrow (February 24) so obviously we are going to win. Speaking of birthdays it will be ERIN AND KAT's 21st and 20th on February 25! Yayyyy birthdays!!! All the babies are growing up... haha just kidding. But seriously we are going to dominate tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday. 3 games in one week. I CAN'T WAIT. We've had an unbearably long preseason and I'm ready to Runen Zoog on these teams. Nobody (except us) knows what we are capable of and we are ready to get out here and put the smack down on the ODAC this year (one ring to rule the odac...ellie...).
Two weekends ago (on VALENTINES day) we had our spring tournament. It went pretty good I'd say but I mean obviously we figured out fast what we need to work on. WE unfortunately lost to Queens but its ok. But anyways speaking of Valentines day, Ellie Shelly Carrie Alyzza and me spent the afternoon before VDAY making valentines for everyone (my personal fav, Bree- you da beez knees) which were super awesome.
Also it is almost spring break... and I can't wait. I definitely need a break from schoolio and what could be better than 4 days with the BEST TEAM EVER (the women's lax team duh) in Myrtle. New team tradition. Woop Woop. love you ladies and I can't wait!
Unfortunately Carrie and I have not had time to do our pie/Dexter Sundays so we are slacking. But school has been crazy busy and putting a damper on our Dexter watching and pie making time.
Well these pics are from me and Erin's twin photo shoot one night when we realized that we were wearing the exact same thing and are totally awesome... and our spring scrimages (thanks for taking pictures Derik :) ) where we balled out holllllllla.
I am off to class. Keep it realz
... and when I say love/hate, i mean more of hate. Snow. I love you when you cancel school and I can go sledding and play and have snow ball battles with my roommate and drink hot chocolate and things like that. I hate you when you cancel my flights home from Europe, cancel lacrosse tournaments, and make practice in the gym instead of outside. Oh and I hate how my boots have been perpetually wet from you since last weekend. Anyways, it snowed last weekend and last night here in da BOROOOOOO which normally I'd think that was awesome but I was really looking forward to our tournament this weekend (ahem Queens we have some unsettled business with you from last year) and I'm kind of bummed it is being moved to next weekend. But what can you do when Mother Nature decides to have her way with good ole North Cackalacky. Also a two hour long practice in the gym is not choice, especially when we have a beautiful turf to play on (alas it is currently covered in a mixture of snow and ice... thus rendering it unable to use... hence why we are inside). But its alright, I guess we should be expecting this since the groundhog did see his shadow the other day (darn you and the 6 more weeks of winter).
Anyways the past week we really haven't been able to practice outside and have been trying to make due with what we can. On Tuesday we crunched snow! Meaning us and the guys team went out and walked around on the turf trying to make it melt easier so we could get out and play. Lucky for us it did and we were able to get out on the turf on Thursday night for a late 7-9 (brrrrr) practice. Here are some choice pictures from our crunching adventure. Also I might also add that the boys kind of just wandered around and threw snowballs at Summer and didn't do anything while we did most of the work. Lazy boys.
Another fun filled Guilford event was the mens basketball game vs. Hampden Sydney. It was easily the best game of the season this year and totally rocked! Pretty much how it all went down was that they had a kid that shot the sickest 3s and some pretty decent players otherwise and they shut down a couple of our key players... oh and they were super dirty (like they'd been rolling around in mud all day) and did not play fair at all. Anyways, they brought a huge student section but our student section was infinitely better. We all dressed up super preppy (if you know anything about HSC... its an all boys school and they wear bow ties to class... hence us dressing preppy). It was pretty fabulous if I do say so myself. However it was kind of scary how we all looked like little Stepford Wives in the making. But all is well now, we put our pearls and Sperrys away for now.
I'm pretty sure that's all the news here. Last weekend Carrie and I held true to our Sunday tradition of pies and Dexter (don't worry season 1 is down, and we are 1/2 way through season 2... thank you snow day) and made a chocolate peanut butter cup pie. We are awesome, clearly.
snow crunching in action...
the team prepped out... hollaaaaa slash i love you erin hoerner
sorority pose! carrie, me, boston, and ellie!!!!