It’s September 1st. Where did the summer go? What did you do this summer to prepare for fall ball?
If you’re anything like one our of top returning d-poles, you packed on 15 pounds and are ready to wreck MCLA attackman. Can’t wait for practice less than two weeks away.
On Sunday we held our annual lacrosse sign up at the activities fair which is a meat market of freshmen picking and choosing their extracurricular organizations. Nothing screams legitimate group quite like the over weight white girl dancing with the Black Women’s Dance Workshop. (Their table was located across from our table. It was a long afternoon).
We received over 65 sign ups including freshmen, transfers, and players who hadn’t played last year.
Tomorrow we will host our first team meeting to discuss the fall and spring schedule, what happened this summer, expectations and the ever dreaded player dues. Every year a million kids sign up for lacrosse, half show up to the first meeting, half show up to the first fall practice, and half end up playing the entire spring season. (In science terms I believe that is commonly referred to as a half life).
Our hope for this season is a roster of 45. We will have a better idea how close we are to that goal after tomorrow night.
More rostered players means lower player dues and more importantly constant pressure to perform at practice, quite simply position battles.
The bottomline is that the program Pitt has been for the last 12 years is dead.
The cost of redemption is steep. But, we are moving in the right direction.
Stay tuned for more.