The regular season is finally here. We’ve been plugging away since August practicing, scrimmaging, and building our strategy for this moment. I would like to make this a running series of posts throughout the season. Before each game I will talk about the upcoming match up and our teams mindset. First up on the list, as you have heard me say many times both here and on Twitter, is Robert Morris University-Illinois. Not to be confused with the Division 1 Robert Morris from Pennsylvania, the Eagles are beginning their first ever season of lacrosse at the school. I’m excited for us to have the opportunity to be their first game in program history.
In a way our programs are very similar. Although our team has been around for many years, we are extremely young. There will be a lot of players making their MCLA debut on Sunday from both benches. Our upperclassmen will be an important factor in the game getting us settled as a team because they have been there before and know what to expect. I feel like at this point our preparation has made us ready for the most critical aspects of the game. There are things that simply have to mesh as the season goes on, like our attack and midfield gelling more as an offensive unit. But the coaching staff has made sure we know our sets and given us the tools to succeed. All we can do now is play the game. It’s going to be really cool to go close to home to open the season. Being from Carmel, I played against Chatard all four years of high school and it’ll be nice to play in familiar surroundings again.
A Little Preview
I’ve got one more little pregame present for all of you. We’ve got some great shots of our home jerseys for this season that I’m proud to reveal. Elevation has really treated us to some great gear this year. They’ve kept it coming with this really clean design. Without further ado…
I’ve mentioned before how much I like the clean look when it comes to gear. The colored sleeve ends are also a great touch, not many teams I’ve seen have it. The shorts follow in the same theme as the top.
I absolutely cannot wait to wear our new helmets with this uniform. A huge thank you to Elevation for all the great gear we’ll be wearing this season. If you want to catch a glimpse of these uniforms in action come to Chatard High School on Sunday at 1 P.M. I’ll be tweeting from @LaxRoadsAmerica leading up to and after the game if you want updates. @IULax is also a must follow if you want to keep up to date with the team. If you are an Indy local check out RTV6 at 5:30 P.M. tonight, where our boys Keegan McQuillan, Kevin Moriarty, and Chris Lanciotti will be talking about our Harlem Shake video. The video is up past 95,000 combined views. The response on that video has been unbelievable, and we’re really excited about the exposure for the team. Thats all for now, it’s time to focus in on the game. We will see you on Sunday!