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Ferrigan: Alumi Weekend

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By: Griffin Ferrigan

After a successful HEADstrong tournament as a team, the next event on the Hawks' Lacrosse agenda was the annual alumni game. The alumni game is a very special part of the fall ball tradition because it is one of the only times throughout the year where the team gets to see the past players and enjoy the day with them. We started out the morning with a team inter-squad scrimmage. After, some of the guys stuck around to take part in the alumni game, pitting current players against the alumni. It was a loose yet exciting game at the same time, with the varsity team pulling out a late one goal victory over the alumni to win. It was an overall successful and enjoyable time for both the team as well as the alumni.

Once the alumni weekend came to a close, the team started what is known as the "Fall Improvement Season." The focus of the Fall Improvement Season is based around improving our individual skills as well as our physical fitness. Each week we have to pass a wall-ball test as well as a 300 yard shuttle test. We also meet 3 times a week in small groups to work on fundamental stick work and position drills that have also been very beneficial to the team. The lifting sessions have been ramped up in intensity to focus on us getting stronger in these two months where there is limited lacrosse action. This Fall Improvement Season, to say the least, has been very intense and competitive for the team. Our coaches push us to our limits every day, and I know for a fact we are getting bigger, faster, and stronger.

We have also been attending our weekly community service trips to the various assigned locations, and I know the team enjoys this because it is a time when we can relax and take our minds off of anything that's putting pressure on us. It has definitely been a great team bonding experience for us.

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