Navy Women's Lacrosse Player Blog - Baileigh Kimball
Sept. 30, 2010
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Members of the Navy women's lacrosse program will be providing periodic updates on the happenings of the team throughout the offseason on NavySports.com(.) The women's lacrosse team, led by head coach Cindy Timchal, won its first Patriot League Championship in 2010 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Stay current with the team by reading the Navy Women's Lacrosse Player Blog as they prepare to defend their Patriot League crown.
The September installment of the Navy Women's Lacrosse Player Blog comes from senior starting defender Baileigh Kimball.
Greetings from the shores of the Severn!
Here in Annapolis, we've been busy with six weeks of school already under our belts! After a full slate of summer training around the globe for many of us, Navy Women's Lacrosse is now preparing to get back into action.
The upperclassmen have returned from the four corners of the world to hot and humid Maryland to join the plebes (freshmen) who have been on the yard since early July for Plebe Summer. We've welcomed 10 new plebes to the team and are excited to have them be a part of NWL 2011!
We are also ecstatic to welcome back Assistant Coach Kristen Waagbo, who returns to us from California!
It's the beginning of the end for us firsties (seniors) as we begin our final fall semester. With the Navy PRT (Physical Readiness Test) out of the way, it's all lacrosse business from here on out.
We started the season off right with a few 0545 practices to wake us up before a full day of class. Nothing like some early morning lax! We've also been busy in the weight room and on the track of Wesley Brown Field House with Rett Warren, our strength and conditioning coach, who's always pushing us to get faster and stronger.
Shedding our Navy uniforms every afternoon for our Nike practice gear and heading out to the grass for practice; the thoughts of formations, inspections, and homework are all set aside for better thoughts of ground balls, shooting, team defense, and when all else fails, "running as fast as humanly possible."
As everyone easily got back into the routine of practice, the plebes were integrated into our offensive sets and team defense. It wouldn't, however, be a NWL practice without a few of the club lax guys to add a different dynamic to the usual drills.
Even though we've already seen some rainy days, every day that we get to step away from Academy life and play lacrosse is the "Best Day Ever."
After six weeks of playing against ourselves we are eager to open our fall ball season this weekend against two of the top teams in the country in Syracuse and George Washington.
After our most successful season to date last year, NWL is determined as ever to continue to improve our game.
Live for the Blue, Die for the Gold,
-Baileigh Kimball #35