We were off on Thursday, after our road victory at Thomas Jefferson, the day before. I did not take the day, entirely off from lacrosse, as I watched some film of our upcoming opponent, Franklin Pierce. Friday morning I drove up to Locust Valley High School, where my twin cousins teach. My cousin, Ashley had asked me if I would participate in their “Career Spotlight Series”. I was more than happy to speak to the students about some of my experiences, when I worked at ATF. It was great getting to see both of them and hopefully, I wasn’t too boring for the students. I enjoyed doing it.
I got home, with enough time to get a workout in and watch some more film, before it was time to get to Molloy for Film and then Practice. They both went fine, but I think most of us were already thinking of our game on Saturday (yesterday), against the University of District of Columbia. As always on Game Day, I was up early and was anxious to get to the field. The weather was cold, gray, windy and damp, with rain forecasted by game time. So much for Spring.
The forecast was accurate, as the rain began, just before the game started. The Lady Lions made quick work of the visiting Firebirds, who were undermanned and overmatched, in this one. It was another outing which allowed everyone to get some playing time. With the weather going from bad to worse, the “running time” seemed like a real blessing. The final score was 20 – 1. Even the raw, wet weather could not dampen the spirit at the post game tailgate party, which was as usual, an outstanding array of delicious dishes (kudos to the Lion Parents!).
So, we are past the halfway point of the season and have now won seven consecutive games, which feels pretty good. But we know, that we have some tougher opponents coming up, beginning with a long road trip to Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire, this Wednesday. Though, they are not in our Conference, this will be an important match up for us against a strong team. I am hopeful we play well up there, which will help build confidence as we head into the most important Conference games. It has been an interesting journey, so far. It should become even more so, from this point forward.
A case that I had in the early years of my ATF career, is going to be the subject of an episode of a new series. It airs on Tuesday, 3/28 at 10pm on CNBC and again on Saturday, 4/1, at 9pm on the OXYGEN network. Here is the trailer.