FOUR MORE DAYS!
After watching the NFL season close last night with the Super Bowl, (great game!), the anticipation for softball/baseball season to start, is growing by the minute. MLB Opening day is only 58 days away, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY; we get to open up this Friday vs. George Washington University!
The excitement for this weekend is very apparent online. Just this morning alone, I have seen at least 4-5 Facebook status updates from teammates containing countdowns. We are all pumped to translate our hard work in practice, lifting, and conditioning into success on the field!
The last two weeks have provided ideal weather conditions for practicing outside. We are very fortunate, as some teams aren’t outside until their first game! The forecast looks good in Myrtle Beach, SC too, low 60’s and sunny.
There is a lot of preparation that goes into a road trip before we hop on the bus. Each of us has an excused absence form to give to our professors. Girls that have Thursday night and Friday classes are expected to be proactive about missed classes/assignments. We recently received the remainder of our gear. It’s obviously essential to bring every uniform piece and all your socks! Not to mention some garb for dinner and downtime. Packing a snack or two for the road trip is also advised. (My go-to: pretzel goldfish). Don’t forget about updating the iPod too!
The hype for this weekend will continue to grow as we put in two more days of hard work before we head South. I am looking forward to the trip and this weekend’s games. Be sure to keep up with us on GoMason.com, Twitter and Facebook for updates throughout the weekend. GO MASON!
-Emily Lafferty #1, Junior