Sorry this post is coming to you so late, social psychology has become my new best friend over these past couple of days. Never the less, I posted now so I wouldn't disappoint my faithful followers. This week in review has been a busy one to say the least and looking ahead it won't be dying down either; but hey, we're college students and thrive off of having multiple tasks on our plate. As mentioned last week, I gave a shout-out to our women's soccer team, well this time, you guessed it I would like to do the same and congratulate them on making it to the NCAA Sweet 16 round that will be played this weekend. How'd they get there you may be wondering, well they received an at large bid (rightfully so) which allowed them to enter based on their strength of schedule and record. Not only that but they also earned the right to host the first two rounds right here at Wheaton. Defeating an un-defeated Westfield State on Saturday and a very tough Williams on Sunday they earned a spot in the Sweet 16 and we wish them nothing but the best of luck!
Since my last post we had our final scrimmage against CCRI and we played very well against a talented team which was great motivation heading into the final week of practice before our season opener.We also had the great opportunity to work with Heller's Angels Saturday night and help host/ be a part of their fall harvest ball. Activities such as dancing, an award ceremony for the kids participation in the program, arts and crafts, and even face painting as shown below; we had a blast and as did the angels!
Laura enjoying the face painting station with some kids
After an eventful Saturday, we started off Sundays practice with team goal setting, we selected three goals that the team wants to achieve by the end of the year. That in turn set the mood for our practice and realistically the tone for the rest of the year. As mentioned earlier, our season opener is this Thursday at Roger Williams, hard to believe that pre-season is almost over which means that practice more than ever this week needs to be our best yet. With every ones excitement for the season to start, I have no doubt practice will be just that. I'm off to continue studying, until next time...