CRI has named Women’s Lacrosse the Club Sports Team of the Month for March. Monica Plut, Club Captain, shared information about the team and its achievements. Read on to find out what it’s like to be on the Club Women’s Lacrosse team!
What is a tradition your team has?
A tradition our team has is spaghetti dinners before each game. Not only does this help with team bonding and moral, but it also makes sure that everyone is eating well and is hydrated before each game.
What is your favorite thing about playing Club Sports at Georgia Southern?
My favorite thing about playing Club Sports at Georgia Southern is the feeling of being part of a team, and being involved in a University-sponsored sport. I am very thankful that we have the opportunity to play Club Sports at our school.
How often do you practice? What is your typical practice like?
We typically practice 3-4 times a week, each practice lasting two hours. I find that it is important to practice as much as possible before a game, to make sure that we are fully prepared to play our opponent. Our typical practices start off with about 40 minutes of warming up and stretching, along with stick skills. We then move to harder drills, and scrimmage offense vs. defense towards the end of practice. Our coaches like to throw sprints and running in there as well.
How often do you have games?
This semester we have games every couple of weeks, and sometimes two weekends in a row. Our next home game is March 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the RAC against Ole Miss and 2:00 p.m. against University of South Florida.
What is it like to travel around and play different schools?
To play different schools is not only rewarding but it is interesting to see how the different schools are set up and how each club is run. Its thrilling to see just how many schools actually have our sport, since it is not widely played in the southeast yet.
What is your best memory about Club Sports?
My best memory about Club Sports is the satisfaction of starting the team back in 2009, becoming a Georgia Southern Club Sport in 2010, and seeing the club grow as time went on. It is very rewarding to say we defeated Furman University 10-9 in double overtime on February 26. This is our first game that we have won since the team was started two years ago.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
I started playing lacrosse when I was in 6th grade. My sister was a cross country runner, and needed a sport with lots of running in it to keep her in shape on the off season. I saw her play one game, and fell in love with the sport immediately. It was interesting to see all the different sports that are combined to make the game of lacrosse. After playing all through middle and high school, I wanted to stay involved in the sport so I started to referee lacrosse on the weekends.
What if someone is interested in playing women’s lacrosse? How can they find out more information? Are there tryouts?
If anyone is interested in playing GSU Lacrosse, they can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We take anyone who has ever played before, and new players with the will to learn a great sport. We do not have tryouts at this time, but as our club membership increases, we will have tryouts in the near future.
Does your team have any achievements the team is especially proud of?
Even though our team has only been around for only two years, we are very happy to say that we are now apart of SWLL (Southern Womens Lacrosse League). This allows us to play different schools in our region, and is much more competitive then just playing random schools. We also beat our school rival, Furman, in double overtime, which is very exciting for all of us!