Fall has arrived at Michigan and the excitement on campus that only the waning summer warmth can bring is all around! Ann Arbor is buzzing with students, the streets have been transformed into an ever-flowing sea of maize & blue, and athletics are in full swing once again. It's impossible not to feel the energy that radiates from Michigan this time of year as the new season brings a new year of beginnings, a new year of challenges, a new year of successes and, of course, a new year of amazing experiences!
For women's lacrosse, the fall brings a new year of firsts -- the first two players of our 2013-14 team have arrived on campus, the first workouts and practices are upon us, the first official visits to Michigan will be taken, the first National Letter of Intent signing day will be held in November, and the first full women's lacrosse class (2013) will be announced. Of course, these are a just a few of the many new firsts we will encounter as we embark on the final year of preparation before the official debut of the inaugural University of Michigan women's lacrosse team. The journey continues and the road ahead leads to a new escalating sense of excitement!
Can you feel it? Just as it's hard to ignore the flood of optimism and hope that envelops campus this time of year, it's equally difficult not to notice the enthusiastic anticipation surrounding the upcoming addition of women's lacrosse to U-M's athletic lineup. This time next year our complete team will be in place and we will be off and running, encountering a new first each step of the way as we write chapter one of Team One in our very own history book.
This year will be a special one for Michigan women's lacrosse and I can't wait to share it with you through this blog! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a closer look at the women's lacrosse program each step of the way. I wish you a wonderful fall and GO BLUE!