Hello from Hartford!
Well, we made it in one piece yesterday. We had an early wake up call yesterday morning and flew out of National on our way to the BIG EAST Tournament!
Despite a flight delay, we made it in plenty of time. The athletic department recently gave us Flip Videos to take on the road so I gave it to sophomore forward Adria Crawford and let her go nuts.
Here is what Shanice Fuller and Tia McBride were doing before takeoff.
We got here our bus driver Henry picked us up at the airport. Henry had driven through the night from D.C. in order to drive us around in Hartford and to take us home at the conclusion of the tournament.
The girls looked great and were in even better spirits when we arrived, here is more from the Dri-Cam arriving in Hartford.
After some down time at the hotel (while I worked on women's lacrosse notes, don't forget the No. 5/5 Hoyas are facing No. 1/1 Northwestern today at 2 p.m. ET, check out the game on the Big Ten Network tomorrow at 10 p.m. or watch it live online through the Big Ten Network...Let's Go Georgetown Lax!) we got ready for a busy afternoon.
We headed over to the XL Center to watch Sugar's press conference at about 4 p.m. In case you haven't heard, our freshman Sugar Rodgers was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year she is only the third Hoya to ever win the honor. She was given the award and had to make a
statement which she was incredibly nervous about, but still did an outstanding job. I'll never understand how she can hit a huge three in front of thousands of screaming fans but stresses over saying thank you in front of 40 people. Either way, our entire team was there to support her and it was awesome.
Because of one of the other teams being an hour delayed in arriving, we had to rush to practice right after the press conference and then finished the night off with a late dinner. All in all, a great day!
Today we are heading to Bristol, Conn., to take a tour of ESPN which should be cool. I'll try and catch up with everyone later this evening.
Good luck to men's basketball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, baseball, softball and track today!
PS I don't like to ever admit I am wrong, but in this case I think The Hoya got the last word in this outstanding column by Connor Gregoire. I called them out for the Basketball Preview, but I can admit that Mike Palmer has done a great job covering us this year and that he will be in Hartford this weekend along with The Washington Post as our two local papers that made the trip. I think it's important to mention when it seems that The Hoya really got it right and that we appreciate it.