Well folks, we got ourselves right back in the mix of things in the Eastern Division with two big wins this weekend. An exciting, down to the wire win at home against the defending champs and a decisive win in Philly on Saturday night. The Roughnecks were down Tracey Kelusky and Kaleb Toth, but showed why they are champs with their outright resiliency while in Philly is always tough enough to win as it is. They are down with some injuries as well, and likely did not have their best. Either way, we are 8-6 and control our own destiny again to try and host a playoff game at the ACC. Something that hasn't happened in over four years!
This weekend we are off to Buffalo for the rubber match of our season series. A win can lock us in the playoffs and give us a really good shot at second place.....maybe even first if we get some help. It doesn't really matter, our mindset will be preparing to beat Buffalo in order to have the season series 2-1. We have had some success in Buffalo over the years, but the HSBC will be packed with Orange laden fans looking to boost their team to a win and a better shot at the playoffs themselves.....Strap in for a NLL BEAUTY!!!
Outside of lax, I got to spend Easter with my family. It was great to see my daughter understand moderately about the Easter bunny, although I think she still equates it with chocolates! It was nice to have a little down time between lacrosse and teaching to be able to spend some quality time with my family.
On a side note, what did you all think of my movie last from last week? Everyday I keep thinking of new movies I'd like to add in, but that is what top five lists are all about!!!
As busy as I am teaching and playing, one of the side projects I am helping the Rock run is a school presentation aptly named "School House Rocks". This opportunity is something that the Rock run every Tuesday during the winter months at seleceted schools accross the Greater Toronto Area. For the most part we meet with kids anywhere from grades 1 through grades 8. I walk them through the history of lacrosse, the history of the NLL and of course some personal history as well. I then touch on the idea of leading a healthy, active lifestyle as well as teaching the importance of respect, leadership and accountability. Three things that are very near and dear to me. So far, the visits are going great and the responses have been outstanding. It really reminds me of why I enjoy teaching and being a role model so much. Watching kids learn and understand about life's most important issues is truly gratifying. I am really truly enjoying the presentations and look forward to visiting many new schools as we close out April and in to May. Of course it is always a little easier when we are winning, and we have something to celebrate so the last month and a half was tough!
Anyways, onward and upward. I'll touch base again next week regarding our game in Buffalo and our position in the East. We will be ready for the game in Buffalo and we really understand its importance!
Let's go Rock!