To any new students, seniors, and anyone in between, lacrosse season has begun in Oswego! Saturday at 1:00 our men’s lacrosse team will kick off their year with an away game at SUNYIT. I figured I’d give a little break down of the situation.
SUNYIT just got a men’s lacrosse program last year (Title IX Restriction) in which they only managed to come away with one win. They’ve started this season 0-2 and have been outscored 41 – 4 in those two games. This should be a soft ball for the Lakers. As a lacrosse fan and former player, I can’t help but feel sorry for those guys; it isn’t easy getting a program started from scratch. Best of luck to them.
Oswego is looking to find the same spark that they had at the start of last season which saw them win 9 in a row, a feat never before accomplished in program history. Chris Porten, Casey Balzer, and Josh Roetzer are hoping to lead this years squad to the same booming start as they did last year. Although, losing 6 of the last 7 games was a hard pill to swallow. Fortunately for the Lakers, their top 4 scorers are all back and will be back for a few more years. Coach Ryan Martin has recruited a solid sqaud of young players who should mature in the next few years of his young coaching campaign.
This author was a benchwarmer on the Lakers’ squad once upon a time, and I wish them all the best. Only two of the names on the roster are familiar to me– I’m starting to feel pretty old. Also, their schedule is changing somewhat drastically with unconventional out-of-conference opponents, such as Adrian, Elmira, Misericordia, SUNY Canton, and SUNYIT. SUNYIT and SUNY Canton just began formal lacrosse programs in the past 2 years while Adrian is in its 6th year as a D III contributor.
Weather permitting, the Lakers will have their home opener on Saturday March 9th at 11:00 AM against Adrian in front of Laker hall. Go State!
Seeing as we’ve been struggling to find this season we call Spring, I thought it would be relevant to get everyone’s opinions on the weather we’ve been dealing with. I think these photos say it all. But really? I mean, coming to Oswego, I expected a few snowy days. But this is getting a little ridiculous. Can the weather pleeeease make up its mind?!
I’m from Buffalo, so I’ve dealt with snow since I was little. We’ve even had snow storms in October. But these past 3 years at Oswego have been really mild. I think I just have it ingrained in my head now that the Oswego snow was just a myth. Of course, my last year at school would be a wake up call to the reality of our school’s unapoligetic freezingness.
I think Oswego should be picked up and moved further south- kinda like in that episode of Spongebob. Maybe I just need to relocate to the south for the rest of my 6 years at grad-school.
There’s so many complaints we could dish out about the snow here, but we can account for a whole bunch of positives to take away from this situation as well. Snow ball fights, igloos, snow-men (or snow-women if you really have ambition). My roommates and I actually had such initiative one day 2 weeks ago and decided to make a snow-man outside our house in the Village. We ended up throwing my halloween costume on him and turned him into a bearded snow-man. Thinking it would be a good idea, I soon found out that it turned into an all out snow war between us. So cheer up, and make the most of this winter snow globe that we call Oswego! Be creative. Embrace it. You really have no choice but to embrace it at this point. It looks like the snow is here to stay.
Don’t be afraid to dish about the weather. It’s a big part of our school and it’s image. If you’ve been blown into a snow bank, slipped on an ice patch, tackled a friend into a snow pile, or just made a few snow angels, don’t be afraid to share!
Hello! My name is Tony Ferrentino, and I’d like to give you some information about myself before I start contributing to this site. I’m a senior philosophy major here at SUNY Oswego. I played on the lacrosse team here my freshman year and subsequently gave it up my sophomore year. I’m from Buffalo, NY, and I love sports. I grew up playing football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. As you can probably tell, I’m a huge Bills, Sabres, and Bandits fan, even though the Sabres have been playing terribly as of late. I love talking sports and just talking about ideas (as corny as that sounds).
I like to talk to people who are open minded and who genuinely want to discuss important philosophical issues. For the most part I like to stick to comedy and sports because they are much less sensitive of topics. It might seem odd after all of the “I”‘s in this post, but I don’t really like talking about myself too much.
I was the president of the Secular Student Alliance for a year and then I realized it was too demanding on my schedule. This was the case with this blogging position as well, as I had an extremely heavy workload last semester. But I tend to change my ways and make some time for blogging! So get ready for news on the various undertakings of SUNY Oswego’s department of Humanities and other big projects going on here at our University!