Hey Dawg Fans,
First of all I would like to thank you so much for following and supporting our team all season. We truly appreciate everything our fans, parents, friends and family do for us. Coming from a senior it is hard for me to say that our lacrosse season has come to a close. On Sunday, we played in the SWLL Championship game and although our fight was hard, Florida was the better team and pulled out a 12-9 victory. We as a team are proud of our efforts and had an amazing season.
A special congrats to a few of our teammates who were recognized for excellent play in the SWLL season. These Dawgs were voted on by opposing teams which show how much of an impact they made on the field this year! Congratulations to Laura Bean (Senior/Midfield), Sarah Kane (Graduate Student/Goalie), Michele Manis (Junior/Defense), and Lisa “Avatar” Riondet (Freshman/Midfield). Michele Manis was also recognized as SWLL Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row! Congrats DAWGS!
At the end of every game we have a team talk that helps us focus on the good, bad and ugly of the game and to look ahead at what we need to improve to the next game. Although, there is no “next” game this season we still had the team talk which was bittersweet but optimistic for the future of the team.
Bean (senior/captain) announced that the 2011-2012 captains are Michele Manis, Mary Cate McCue and Taylor Lugash. Last week we also announced next years executive board: Kaitlin Shumate (President), Emily Seidel (Vice-President), Samantha Segers (Treasurer), Melissa “Fetus” Moore (Fundraising Chair), Kelly Arnhart (Public Relations Chair), Lisa “Avatar” Riondet (Social Chair), Lindsay “Goose” Lehrer and Lindsay Brinker (Co-Merchandise Chairs). The team has AMAZING leadership for the 2011-2012 season and they will succeed on and off the field!
One last special (personal) shout out to our senior/captain, Laura Bean. She is one of the best lacrosse players and people I know. I think the team would not be where they are today without Bean’s leadership as captain on the field. She is going to do amazing things after she graduates this summer and I wish her all the best! I couldn’t have asked for a better person to share my last season with than Bean!
Thanks for following the blog this season, I have truly enjoyed sharing the inner workings of our team to you all! Kelly will do and AMAZING job next year keeping you all informed! Again, I appreciate everything you all do for the team! Thanks for cheering for the DAWGS!