PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team will blog throughout the 2014 preseason to keep fans up to date with current happenings on and off the field. Follow along here!

Entry 6 - Jack Moran (01/17/14)
After a nice, relaxing Christmas break, we are finally back together as a group on Hawk Hill, hungrier than ever. It was great to be able to spend time with our families and friends at home, but I know that we’re all excited to be back and ready to get started.

We capped off our fall improvement season with our annual Crimson and Gray Christmas Party Scrimmage. The winning team had the privilege of enjoying a nice steak at our end of the year Christmas Party hosted by the Wrays, while the losing team would have to settle for sausage. After our team Pollyanna and a guest appearance from Santa Claus and one of his elves, we said our final goodbyes and finished out the semester on a strong note, eager to start the season.

We recently kicked off our 2014 season with a team dinner and a viewing of the newly released movie Lone Survivor on Wednesday night, followed by our two-mile and strength tests on Thursday. We will continue to practice and lift on a daily basis until our Crimson and Gray Scrimmage on January 25th. Following our inter-squad scrimmage, we will scrimmage Manhattan and Lafayette leading up to our regular season opener at High Point on Saturday, February 15th.

We are extremely excited to have joined the Northeast Conference and we are highly motivated and committed to leaving our mark right away. Collectively, we have gotten stronger, faster, and more fundamentally sound, and we cannot wait to start playing against a different color jersey. This is going to be a special year for the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team, and I am extremely proud of how hard everyone has worked thus far.