I was headed to take my dog for a run to the local dog run in Melville, NY.
I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts for a coffee and ran into the parents of Nortwestern’s Beatrice Conley. What a great couple. They had driven down from upstate NY to go to the game at SUNY Stony Brook.
The week before, I was at the Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Hofstra. I happened to sit with the parents of UNC’s Women’s Coach Jenny Levy. Boy does her mom know the sport – the men’s and women’s game. The Cortland Women’s Lacrosse coach, Kathy Taylor, stopped by and say hello. (Shout out to Kathy: Congratulations on being named SUNYAC Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year.)
The passion and enthusiasm of people involved in lax is great. It’s still a relatively small community. Whether it’s the men’s or women’s game, there is a certain passion about the game.
While it is great the sport is increasing its popularity and geography (Denver in the Men’s Final Four ???!!!#$#$!!) there is still something special about the size and intimacy of the small community.