Tag Archives: Lacrosse

Many Interests

25 Feb

As the weather has cleared up and gotten warmer, attending outdoor sports events has become much more bearable. This past week (while many of us were traveling and relaxing at home) the W&L Men’s Lacrosse team posted two great one-goal victories. Winning is common for W&L teams, but these victories were special. First, the lacrosse team beat the number 1 seed in the country, Salisbury, in double overtime. After this game, the team traveled to Ohio to face, then ranked 10th, Denison. This was also a close game with Garrett Paglia, a sophomore, scoring with 2:04 to put the Generals on top. With these wins W&L is now ranked 9th in the country. As this is the highest W&L has been ranked in lacrosse in the past few years it is reason to celebrate. However, I believe that an even better thing to celebrate is the rare breed of student-athlete that W&L has.

As a whole W&L students are very talented and have many different interests. This also applies to our athletes. Although some may be described as stereotypical “jocks” most student-athletes here carry more interests than those just on the field, in the weight room, swimming pool, etc. Many of the student-athletes at W&L have been known to exhibit their artwork, post the music they create online, participate in non-sport oriented clubs, and study abroad. This diversity within a category simply shows how widely held the belief of being well round is here at W&L. Students do not simply focus on one thing and put their head down, they explore many areas of interest.

The liberal arts education pushes students to explore different areas of study. It is this learning style, and the surrounding students, that encourage all students to participate in diverse events. If you speak to students you will find that while one may be in a business related club, that same person may also write for the school paper or blog.

The diversity of each individual student is one of the many things that makes W&L a special place. Each person has so much to offer and is as interesting as the next.

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Tour Guide Spotlight: Elizabeth Bucklee ’13

26 Nov

Elizabeth Bucklee ’13

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Major(s)/Minor(s): American History

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Women’s Lacrosse, Mock Con Social Committee, Vice President Public Relations Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Advisory Committe

How are you involved in the Lexington community? Volunteer work with my Lacrosse team

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Community Service

Favorite weekend activity? Going for drives with my best friends

Favorite thing about Lexington? How gorgeous it is during the fall and spring. The horse carriage rides that go by as you walk to class.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? Winning ODACs my freshman year. One night when my friends and I didn’t go out and we just stayed at Theta and watched a movie. Tubing last spring.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? Going over to Professor Beckley’s home to have dinner with his wife and the rest of my Poverty 103 class.

 

Fall Lacrosse

24 Oct

This Friday is the annual Lee-Jackson Classic Lacrosse game. As a sophomore lacrosse player I see this game as an opportunity to not only beat VMI but to also put all the hard work from the past two months into play. The game is held at night and the stands are always full. This atmosphere is truly one of the best experiences I’ve had at W&L. Although the amount of time that lacrosse takes up can sometimes prevent me from taking part in other clubs at W&L, the times I have had with the team are very rewarding and have brought me closer with kids I would not have usually met.

W&L Women’s Lax Takes On the ATL

28 Feb

It’s a great day to be a General! February Break proved to be worth the time and effort spent on the field as the Women’s Lacrosse Team emerged from the break 3-0! After some close games, an overtime win against Mary Washington and a goal-winning shot with 30 seconds left against Stevenson, the Generals are happy to have finished Feb Break on a positive note.

Our team traveled to Atlanta for a week of training. It was great to get a change of scenery from little Lexington and we were lucky to get some sun, too. Our practice turf field was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. The W&L Atlanta Alumni Chapter hosted a dinner with the team and it was such a great evening! We had the opportunity to mingle with some undergraduate alumns and some alumns from the Law School as well. The pre-game dinner and W&L cookie cake was amazing and definitely helped us with our win against Sewanee!

Snow or No Snow, We’re Out on the Field

27 Jan

Much to my sore legs’ dismay, I saw our turf field being plowed today during my walk across Cadaver Bridge. This sight was soon followed up by an email from my coach saying that yes, practice was still going to be held this afternoon.

Snow or no snow, it’s preseason and women’s lacrosse will be holding practice whether we are out on the turf in 20 degree weather or inside the gym while the snow accumulates outside. It has been a tough week and a half of preseason practice but our season opener against Mary Washington is helping the team to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Hopefully I don’t miss a pass today and have to chase it down before it lands in a pile of snow…. then it’s adios and see you in March when the snow melts!

Spring Break On Campus

25 Apr

Women’s lacrosse has been working extremely hard all year and it has finally paid off! We are the top seed in the ODAC tournament and therefore will host the tournament on our field! We’re practicing all week with the semi-final game this Wednesday and then the championship on Sunday if we win!

While all of campus left last week for Spring Break, all of the spring sports teams remained to continue with practice and games. It was tough to say ‘bye’ to all of our friends and campus got very quiet (especially in the dorms!). But we had a great time as a team and had team lunches and dinners along with other fun bonding events! The First-Years bonded over a trip to Kroger to buy picnic food for a hang out at the Colonnade, breakfasts at Sweet Treats, and shopping with the Seniors in Lynchburg.

We even had “The General’s Cup” where our team was split into three groups and we all had to dress up and compete in a series of drills. The costumes were hysterical and the final event of the day was a scavenger hunt through town. The looks on the faces of those driving past us were those of confusion and wonder as we were running in and out of stores dressed in our outfits to try and win the competition!

In the end, Spring Break on campus isn’t really all that bad… especially when you are working towards holding an ODAC trophy!

Generals Women’s Lacrosse

27 Mar

The Gennies have been working hard on and off the field since January in preparation for the lacrosse season! During February Break, we traveled to Baltimore and the DC area to practice and play scrimmages and games. It was a great opportunity to focus during the last week of pre-season and also a chance bond together as a team during long bus rides and even a fun afternoon of shopping in Baltimore after morning practice.

So far the women’s lacrosse team is 5-4, but we still have a lot of time left in the season for some more wins. This week of practice should be tough leading up to our game next Monday against Roanoke but it will definitely be worth all of the effort when we bring home another win!

GO GENERALS!