Friday, April 13, 2012

Another semester has come and gone...

Where does time go?!?! Seriously, I feel like the lacrosse season is just starting and I'm still trying to get to the new schedule. Apparently time likes to continue while I'm still stuck in the last month or so... I have been absolutely horrible with blogging, so as usual here comes my ridiculously long blog post about all the wonderful things I have done.

First, lacrosse... I made it through the season- ALIVE! Who would have thought I would fall in love with this sport? Definitely not me. It was hard work to try and get to the level of these girls, I feel blessed that Coach even let me stay on the team. The season started with the Boise Tournament where we got a taste of collegiate level lacrosse, I guess it's a faster paced game (what do I know?), one in which we got our trash kicked but for a first year team we held our own and even won one of the 4 games. Oh, I didn't mention, 4 games in one weekend- 3 games on one day.. It was killer but it was a TON of fun.

Don't we look happy after so much pain?

After that tournament things started to look good. Despite having to play the top 2 teams in our division (Utah and Westminister). We completely turned the tables for our Salt Lake Classic tournament where we again had to play 4 games in two days, but instead of winning only one, we won all but one! This team has seen an incredible amount of improvement, I even scored my first goal at this tournament! I ran around the field like a nutcase, I was so happy. First goal ever!! Please check out this picture and clap for me, wherever you are, a single clap will do :)

We came across the same team as above the following but this time on our field, where once again we were able to come out on top. April brought a game against Weber where we won 25-13, another win for the Wolverines! Our last game for the season was against BYU... I was sad that we closed the season by playing them because 1) they are a division above us, and (2) let's be real, it's BYU.. we got murdered... But in the end it was a successful season where we ended raking 3rd in our division, right under Utah and Westminister. Not a bad place to be, especially for a first-year team. I could not be more excited for next season, I am missing lacrosse already and our last game was only last week. 

I guess this is a better time than any to thank everyone who came out and supported through the freezing cold and the blazing heat of bipolar Utah. I love having all of you there. There is a picture that was taken during a game that sums up the support of all my family and friends, take a look: 

I don't know if you can tell but all the people that mean the most to me are in the background... My mom, Tina, Natalie, the Border clan, and Andy. Despite Natalie being busy with school she has taken the time to come up and see some of my games, My mom and my sister endure endless hours of heat and cold to come support- here or when we played in Boise and Salt Lake. And of course Andy, he has been at EVERY SINGLE game. I am so thankful for all the love and support. 

Last night UVU had a club's banquet in which the men's lacrosse team won an award for Most Improved. Jorie, being club president, and I went with our men to support. It reminded me how blessed we are to have coach Williams. His dedication and hard work with BOTH the men's and women's lacrosse amazes me. His work is purely voluntary, he does not get paid to coach us, yet he puts in so much love and dedication. "Practice makes... PERMANENT." Love you coach and mama coach. 

I am grateful for the experiences and the friendships I have made. Here is to a successful season, to new friends and to a successful second season. Can't wait to get back out on the field. 

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