Lacrosse Club searches for additional members
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 03:02
The Lacrosse Club offers students not only a way to be athletic but also a way to make friends and participate in other events on campus.
The Lacrosse Club currently has about 20 members and is looking for more members according to Club member Michael Beyer.
“I joined the Lacrosse Club my sophomore year at UWO with no prior experience, but I just wanted to be part of a team,” Beyer said.
The club’s president Codie Bastress said it takes hard work and dedication in order to be an officer of the club, but it is achievable. According to Bastress, an election is held each year for new officers.
“I was last year’s president elect under Cary Jaworski, and I basically shadowed him and learned everything the president needed to do, until this year when I actually became the president,” Bastress said. “We simply repeat this process with team votes, giving everyone an ample chance to become an officer.”
Brian Fulton, treasurer and budget manager of the club, said inexperience won’t prohibit people from playing.
“If a new player shows dedication they will get playing time,” Fulton said.
Practices are twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays for about an hour and a half all year. A tournament is held in the fall and four tournaments are held in the spring, and the club is currently scheduled to face other colleges such as Northern Michigan University, UW-Stevens Point and Michigan Tech.
Most players like Daniel Brosman played lacrosse in high school. However, he said that was not the most appealing aspect of the club for him.
“My older brother was on the team when I started last year which definitely enticed me to play,” Brosman said.
Brosman said he enjoys that the club is more laid back than an NCAA sport.
“We also have lots of fun out of practices and games, which keeps us all close, sort of like a fraternity,” Brosman said.
According to Fulton, there is more to the club than just lacrosse.
“Besides playing games, our team is very close,” Fulton said. “Every year it is tradition as a team to do the polar plunge as our charity event.”
Fulton said doing the event together is a way for the team to bond.
“In order for us to have a better shot at winning we need to be a family,” Fulton said.