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A Fun Day to be a Hoya

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Every day is a fun day to be a Hoya, of course.  Anyone who has gone to school here or has the chance to work with the tremendous coaches and student-athletes that attend Georgetown can attest to that.

When you win games, however, that is really fun. 

 

I am attending Georgetown as a 38-year-old graduate student, but I work here, so it's a bit different.  I didn't go to school here as an undergrad, so I don't know what it feels like to be a college student on the Hilltop and to root on your friends who have the chance to attend school and play sports for one of the best schools in America.

 

Part of my job is to make sure the student-athletes I work with have a great experience.  I can do that by writing good stories, highlighting the great things our kids do and helping to create fun posters and things of that nature.

 

Anyone who competes in athletics, however, wants to win.  And winning helps to make that experience even better for the student-athletes here at Georgetown.

 

That's why this weekend has been so much fun to be a Hoya.  In a two-day span, we've experienced the best of those moments.

 

The calendar on Friday and Saturday was full of Georgetown athletics teams in competition and many of them came away winners.  It started on Friday afternoon with the men's soccer team, behind a great student turnout, beating Northeastern in their home opener, 3-2, in a double overtime thriller.

 

While the women's volleyball team lost Friday night, they came back and started off a great Saturday with a 3-0 win over Fordham.

 

The women's soccer team - the No. 22 nationally-ranked Hoyas - posted their fourth shutout of the season with a 4-0 win over George Mason.

 

In the midst of that win, I received news that the field hockey team had beaten LaSalle, 6-4, to improve to 3-0.

 

And while I may get some abuse from my co-workers, I will admit that I sat in my dining room tonight with my wife and we listened to the football team cap off a great day with a thrilling 20-10 win over Davidson in their season opener.  It was the first win for the football team since Nov. 8, 2008, so it was certainly a big win.

 

All in all, five of our fall teams posted wins in a two-day span.  With some quick checking, I think it's the first time that has happened since the weekend of Sept. 8-10, 2006.

 

We play a lot of games.  When you sponsor 29 sports, that is a given.  But you don't win them all. And when you can celebrate five of your teams winning in a two-day span, well, that's pretty special.

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