This past weekend, my Fisher Lacrosse team participates in a summer tournament at RIT. We’ve been doing this since before my freshman year, 3 years ago. The whole point of the tournament is to get the team together over the summer and to meet the incoming freshman. We take pride in how close our team is that it really is like a family. Each player cares for each other. Overall, we won 2 games on Saturday and lost 1 on Sunday. To us, the games weren’t as important to us when compared to getting our team together and meeting the incoming players. Making them feel comfortable and at home with all of is really important. It was a weird feeling that, now being an upperclassman, it’s our responsibility to take care of the freshman and make sure they have a place to stay and are meeting the other players. I still remember my freshman year, coming to this tournament over the summer, not knowing anyone and then meeting 50 people instantly. That’s what’s it’s all about. Having 50 brothers instantly that would do anything for you. Everything came full circle from my freshman year to my junior year and how the perspectives have changed. Having everyone together and meeting the new players has me even more excited for the season than I already was.
By Jack Laino