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Blog Note: Max Buchanan is a sophomore defender with the Stags lacrosse team. He will be writing throughout the year about his life as a Fairfield student-athlete.

Seasonal greetings to all, my name is Max Buchanan and I will be writing to all of you followers through the Fairfield Men’s Lacrosse blog about everyday experiences.

First order of business is to welcome our transfers. We have added two stellar student athletes, Tobias Armour and Griff McGoldrick. Even though I haven’t talked to Griff I would like to welcome him via this blog. Also I would like to take the time to tell Tobias that he has one of the coolest names because it means “Yahweh is good” in Greek.

Now we must talk about move in day. By Monday afternoon I was ecstatic to be back on campus because the grass looked well groomed along with Nick Guida’s stellar haircut. The dorm upgrade was very nice as well, because my fellow mates and I have air conditioning along with our own personal bathroom that smells like roses. Even though move in day was physically exhausting hauling up elements of clothing and televisions, there was a looming thought on my mind, the run test.

The run test was a surprise for all, which ended up being four 300 yard shuttles. This gave me serious anxiety because 300s are not only physically enduring on the legs and lungs, they are also mentally exhausting because they are absolutely crazy. Even though I did not make every time, I would call it a success because I lived to see another day at Fairfield University and to crush the lift test. Which is exactly what I did readers even with a rocky start to the day. I ended up putting up 260 pounds four times on the bench and feelings absolutely swollen and satisfied after my performance in the weight room.

After a long and physically enduring week it feels good to sleep in Saturday and Sunday along with opportunity to mentally prepare for the Mike Roe vs. Coach Copelan scrimmage occurring Monday morning at 7 a.m. I encourage all students and faculty to come out and watch Mike Roe’s team beat Coach Copelan’s in a friendly yet aggressive contest.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to writing for you again soon.

Max

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