We are nearly halfway done with our
season here in the Nation's Capital and things are starting to heat up. We are standing at 4-2 overall and ranked
10th with a lot of lacrosse left to play.
There has been a lot of parity around Division I this season, so the door has been left open for anyone to step up and grab an at-large bid to the tournament. We are looking at a great opportunity this weekend facing Duke with a chance to get a quality win for the resume.
After a stretch of mid-week games, it's nice to get a full week worth of work preparing for our opponent. A full week will surely benefit us, giving our young guys a chance to learn in a practice setting instead of this game-after-game, on-the-fly style they have had over the past couple of weeks. This is key due to a multitude of injuries that our team has faced. We have had to hand the reigns over to a lot of freshmen and sophomores. They have done a fine job stepping in and, in a couple of weeks when guys get healthy, it will provide some valuable depth for our team.
The past couple of weeks we have had the opportunity to learn some interesting things about our team and Dancin' Rick Mirabito has provided us with a mid-season breakdown of Hoya inside information.
Eight Things Rick Mirabito Has Learned in 2010
1. We have learned that freshman Ron Caputo has a fantastic baritone voice. He earned the honor of best performance with his rendition of the Georgetown fight sound during our trip to Syracuse.
2. While Ronald was great, Davey "Douglas" Emala was equally as bad. Dougy walked away with the worst performance. I'm not so sure he even knew that we had a fight song. Don't be surprised if you hear Ron sing the national anthem at the remainder of our games this season.
3. Ridgewood's (N.J.) finest Mike "Jammer" Morris chooses not to wear a cup during practice. Mike had an incident at practice the other day that is reminiscent of the very popular scene in "There's Something About Mary." Jammer, we wish you a speedy recovery.
4. With his recent injury Eric Bicknese has found a new way to pass his time. He has really stepped up his twitter game.
5. Bobby Boyle's redshirt may lead to a position change. Bobby's "paint the pipe" technique when ripping rope has caught the eye of the coaching staff and may lead to a spot on man-up next fall for #17.
6. David Shriver really knows how to celebrate after scoring a goal. (see a copy of our Delaware game and watch Shrive Lax celebrate his backhand snipe). Freshman Brian Casey should take notes.
7. Scott Kocis and Ryan Shuler may seem like pit bulls on the field but it has come to our attention that they do in fact have a soft side.
8. The freshmen do not understand how to clean the bus.
9. Junior defenseman Jonny Schoen and his band "Sweet Talk" have their first gig planned this Saturday at Saloon from 6-9. I only hope their performance isn't nearly as bad as their name Sweet Talk. Jonny, you're better than that.
10. I would like to welcome a new member to the Georgetown Lacrosse team. Brian Tabb, Brett Weiss, and David Shriver are proud fathers to their puppy, Gunner. Gunner is a chocolate lab and in the words of Brett Weiss "He is pretty shy right now. Cute as hell though."
Special Thanks to Judge Middey for inviting the team over to his house before the Syracuse game and providing us with Syracuse's finest BBQ. A lot of respect for the work that Dinosaur Bar-B-Q puts together.