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Campus Chronicles with Alexis Roskovich
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 04/15/2014
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It’s finally Spring, or so I think. Tuesday’s impending snowstorm doesn’t help my conviction but, for now it is out of sight out of mind. This past weekend we were able to taking in the sun and enjoyed the first outdoor tailgate of the year, an occurrence that was much overdue.

We traveled to Siena on Wednesday and took care of business to improve our record to 8-5. This trip gave non-Western New Yorkers the chance to try the praised Brugger’s Bagels, being from Maryland I now understand the love for Brugger’s and their array of delicious bagels.  On the way home we opted for McDonald’s and Wendy’s to speed up the trip back to school. McFlurries were a huge seller amongst the team, but when we found out we’d be running Delaware Park (our timed run test) come Thursday morning we started to regret the sweet treats. Although we are all more than able to run Delaware Park, every time it is announced we suffer from PDSD or Pre-Delaware Stress Disorder.

This weekend we experienced ‘perfect lacrosse weather’ a term that is allocated to any day with a temperature ranging from about 55 degrees to 75 degrees and the sun makes an extended appearance.  It is not too hot, but not cold it’s just perfect. We live to play in these kinds of conditions and somehow they make all the snowy practices it takes to get to them worth it.  Saturday’s game against Manhattan was enjoyed by all; the team win felt great and we didn’t suffer from a guilty conscious when we looked at the stands because our parents weren’t wrapped up in their go to parkas and sleeping bags to stay warm and watch the game.

Saturday afternoon we all indulged in America’s past time while we watched the baseball team take on Siena in double-header. Along with the shorts, sunglasses and baseball hats the roller blades also came out of the closet this weekend. Our team has a weird obsession of playing almost any sport that is not ours during our free time. And among football and basketball, roller blading finds it way on the list. We don’t know where or when the roller balding craze hit CCWLAX, but it has. It might be because we realize we can be outside and take in the scenery and nice weather without actually going for a run or that we think it makes us that much cooler either way we are bringing rollerblading back. The skill levels on the team rang from Ashley Heisler and Ashley Bull who show off their abilities to skate backwards and stop on command while others rely on parked cars and telephone poles to act as there landing mechanisms.  

With a long week of practices before our Easter weekend game against Monmouth the shortened week of classes could not have come at a better time. The long five day weekend will give everyone the needed to time to hang out with family and catch up with school work. To the underclassmen’s excitement and the seniors’ terror there are only ten school days left in the semester. For all of us procrastinators that means it’s time to get down to business and finish the semester on high note.

Just Keep Re’LAXING,

Alexis Roskovich

Congratulations to Tori Quinn for netting her 100th goals as a Griff this week! 

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