By: Trevor Dougherty
The team has just finished participating in the 5th annual Nick Colleluori Classic with successful showings against both the University of Michigan and Mount St. Mary's University. It was a great day for our team all around - beautiful weather, a delicious tailgate and contributing to a wonderful cause, on top of competing against two strong lacrosse teams. It was enjoyable for the coaches, players, parents and fans to watch a fast-paced and energetic team continue to gain confidence on the field throughout the day.
With that being said, the men on the team realize that there is still a ways to go in the improvement process. We are finishing up Phase 1 of our season in the next few days with Alumni Weekend as we welcome back to campus previous Hawk players. The alumni are playing a crucial role in the development of this program and we are looking forward to introducing them to the newest brand of St. Joe's lacrosse. Shortly after, we will be jumping into Phase 2 of our season with increased strength, speed and conditioning workouts, along with individual skills sessions. We are viewing Phase 2 as a great opportunity to get ahead of our opponents and be better prepared for the upcoming season. We have set high standards for ourselves and these next few months will be an important step in helping us to meet those expectations.
The team as a whole would like to again thank the parents for hosting a wonderful tailgate during the HEADstrong Classic. The amount of time, effort and preparation that goes into each tailgate is always appreciated. The meals are consistently top-notch; though I might add, everything tastes much better after a win. With your continued support, we are looking forward to making this an unforgettable season for St. Joe's lacrosse. Go Hawks.