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Hot Pink Halloween!

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The Georgetown Volleyball squad will play two home matches this weekend. Friday is the Dig Pink match in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear your pink as you support your Hoyas. Any student who wears pink to the match will receive a Chipotle gift card. Other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. The Hoyas play Rutgers at 8 p.m. on Friday.

This Sunday, the Blue & Gray will face Seton Hall at 2 p.m. Come to McDonough Arena dressed in your appropriate Halloween costume to cheer on your Hoyas.

Who doesn't love a themed party? This weekend is your chance to attend two as the Hoyas take on two BIG EAST opponents.

Volleyball Record Breakers

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Last season, Tory Rezin (Morris, Ill./Morris) broke the single-season record for most digs with 475. The previous record of 472 was achieved by Simone Kollmann in 1990. Rezin broke a record almost 20 years old.

The Georgetown volleyball squad (11-7, 1-1 BIG EAST) has been setting career highs this season. Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) set a career-high 58 assists and Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) recorded a career-high 19 kills this season. Malone, who tallied 1148 assists last season, is now fifth among single-season assist leaders.

We have received BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three weeks in a row thanks to stellar performances from Wise and Vanessa Dorismond (Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons). We will undoubtedly see more Hoyas receive the honor this season.

Rezin and Malone are on pace to set more records at the end of the season. Come out and support your Hoyas as they take on BIG EAST opponents, deliver outstanding performances and make Georgetown volleyball history.

The Blue & Gray host DePaul on Friday at 7 p.m. and Notre Dame on Sunday at 2 p.m.

I had a dream on Friday night that I woke up and the snow that had begun before I went to bed had turned to rain. Needless to say I was in for a rude awakening when I woke up on Saturday morning. See, I'm a bit of a weather cynic. So when weather.com calls for 10-20 inches of snow, I'm the guy that sits around saying things like, "I've heard that before, we'll be lucky to get three to four inches." You can probably blame a childhood full of staying up late on nights with heavy projected snow falls, only to wake up to nothing, except the promise of a miserable, half asleep day of school...

Vampires and Toothpaste and Maids, Oh My!

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Well everyone, I can't believe it but the fall is winding down already!  It seems like just yesterday that I was working on the men's soccer media guide.  Tough weekend here on the Hilltop for a few of our teams, but a huge congratulations to field hockey for a big win on Sunday. 

 

 

Halloween and the Hoyas...and The Fresh Prince!

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This morning, John Lim, a student worker in the Sports Information office relayed to us the story of how his family came to America 10 years ago on Saturday. His family arrived in New York and his first vision of America as a young boy was seeing people dressed as superheroes and running around in a variety of other wild costumes. He thought this country was some kind of crazy play land with freedoms beyond belief until his parents explained the idea of Halloween to him. I think that type of experience would have had some very strange lasting effects on myself, to the point I'd possibly still wear a cape and spandex often. John seems to have gotten past that...Gotta love this time of year!

 

NOW TO THE HOYAS...

Silver Linings and Silver Medalists...

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Serious computer issues, such as hard drive crashes, viruses, etc. make up close to a third of my nightmares, which I'm guessing is pretty common in the sports information world (spiders and the Orioles moving from Baltimore are probably less common nightmares for others). On Tuesday, the nightmare became a reality.  My computer decided it would no longer recognize my hard drive, wiping out two seasons worth of field hockey, softball and volleyball statistics. Mom Sakamoto explains to me that was the beauty of the typewriter. Anyway, three days and a new hard drive later and I'm back and running! Special thanks to Darrell Joyner, who regularly fixes technical problems in our office in an extremely quick fashion.

DIG PINK!, Office EFX and LL Cool J

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From time to time I will try to add something heartfelt or life-changing in addition to the normal Georgetown Athletics information I try to provide through this blog. Mark this in the life-changing category.

 

**www.sadtrombone.com** This site was discovered by former sports information graduate assistant Jessica Palermo about a year ago (Thanks Jess!) and provided countless hours of fun within the sports information office at Georgetown. With the click of a button you can accentuate mistakes, pointless stories or awkward moments created by co-workers. It's also good practice if you are ever interested in working sound effects in a press box at an athletic event.    

 

Kid N' Play and Other Life Observations

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Spending the majority of my adult life around sports has given me a skewed perspective on life. Today, in my travels I came across a coffee shop that had a banner in the window touting its distinction of Washington Magazine's Best Coffee 2006. My first thoughts were what happened from 2007-09? Do you think the owner had an uncomfortable talk with the store manager saying something like, "Joey" (because that's his name in my mind) "I've noticed the barristas are just not getting it done like they used to and I don't think you've been the same motivating force you used to be, I think it's time for a change." 

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