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Saint Michael’s Dryland Training is in Full Swing

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Can’t believe it is already October…27 days till our home opener! I am beyond words when I think about our upcoming season. We are returning the majority of our team, and everyone has a totally new attitude about this season, its unexplainable…everyone just wants this to be the year things are different. 

This fall has been crazy so far. Between managing my time with pre-season for hockey and fall ball for lacrosse, the crazy amount of work I have for my classes, and the start of an amazing year for SAAC I have found myself really digging deep finding the reasons for why I do what I do. This year, I am serving as co-president on SAAC. So far, it has been an amazing experience working with Shannon and other student-athletes to raise money for Make-A-Wish. We are also looking to promote Special Olympics College on our campus and build a relationship with the Vermont chapter. We have an amazing group of athletes involved and I am really looking forward to working towards our fundraising goal of $3,000. 

Lacrosse has been in full swing since we arrived on campus pretty much. Although I am not at everything, the team is putting in so much work practicing 4 days a week on the field and lifting as well. I am really excited for this coming season, I truly believe we are going to be a team to watch, one that has huge potential to do big things. We have our fall ball home openers this Sunday followed by a play-day at SNHU next weekend. 

Late September means a little over a month until we are on the ice, which also means everyones favorite, DRY-LAND. We have been in full swing the past two weeks with the team, cranking out lifts and off-ice workouts in preparation to us hitting the ice. Fridays continue to be our hill day, where we have our workout on the hill across the street at “the view”. There is nothing better then the last sprint up that hill knowing you don’t have to do it again for a week. We have been skating a lot more this fall then we ever have in pre-season…and all the first-year girls already seem to be clicking which makes it that much easier when thinking about heading on the ice. We only have about a week of prep. between tryouts and our first game, so the more we can do now, the better off we will be. When we find time around working out, school, and sleep we try to get some team bonding going. Last weekend, we took a trip to hike Sterling Pond which is on the back side of Smugglers Notch…it was a really fun few hours and an absolutely beautiful day. We had a BBQ last weekend as well, playing the classic two truths and a lie game, learning so much more about our first-years. That’s all for now…best of luck to everyone as their season starts. 

Emily 

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