Blog Note: Max Buchanan and Marshall Johnson, members of the men’s lacrosse team, will be pairing up throughout the season to give you a view from their eyes.
Well this week marks the last week of practice until the spring comes. Fall ball has been a bit of a roller coaster. We’ve had some fun days and some days that divided the men from the boys, but it’s all been good progress on our way to getting better.
Since this is a “game week” practice started off especially tough today. About halfway through, however, the mood was lightened a bit when junior defensemen Greg Perraut was formally introduced to freshman defensemen Rob Popdan who basically gave Greg a big bear hug. I’ve seen girls hit harder, but it was nice to see that Rob is a little bit tougher than we thought. It was all good competition though. No hate between the two, just a desire to win.
This weekend promises to be a fun one with all our alumni coming back to play and spend the weekend here in Fairfield. Our very own MLL champion Brent Adams will be back to showcase his professional talent. Most of our parents will be making appearances as well to get a taste of what this season will bring. Hopefully this formal “red/white” scrimmage will live up to all the hype that it has been getting.
Next Monday is the start of the final winter conditioning for me and the rest of the senior class. I don’t think we can say we’ll miss it, but it’s necessary evil in order for us to be in the best shape as possible come January. That being said, my partner in crime Maxwell Buchanan will be joining the fat boy club for the second season in row. Max and the rest of the fat boys will be getting in tip top shape over the next 6 weeks.
All that being said, we are going to do our best to have a great week of practice, so we can impress the fans on Saturday morning. Hope to see you all out there.