I love Monday mornings when I am up early, get in the office and have some quiet time before things get hectic. Today, however, was not one of those days.
I woke up later than I wanted and, of course, got in later than I wanted. On top of that, I was late getting my weekly nominations in for BIG EAST player of the week awards and then had a couple of meetings. So while Barb Jonas (excuse me, I mean Babar, now that the associate director in our office is married and officially Barbara Barnes) was probably a bit correct in saying that a Monday morning blog may be too much for me with meetings and such, I'm still not going to let that deter me.
The weekend kicked off in spectacular fashion for the Hoyas, with the women's soccer team posting an impressive 9-0 win at American. It was my first game with the team and I'm just hoping people understand that I just write about the results and that I'm not responsible for scoring goals.
Other teams were in action in well, both on the field and off. The football team had a pretty impressive performance at its first scrimmage as new sports information contact Ryan Sakamoto reported over the weekend. And men's soccer played its first scrimmage of the season, visiting George Mason on Saturday night. Brian Wiese and his team will play at D.C. United on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Off the field, the volleyball team took part in a service activity over the weekend. Graduate assistant Haley Rossiter will be posting something about that later today. Field hockey has been pretty busy too, with two-a-day practices wrapping up this weekend as the team starts its season this weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday.
And before I forget, a very special Happy Birthday wish today to assistant ticket manager Maurice Wharton, who shares the same birthday as my daughter Meghan.