In the Future/ Wrap up

This post is going to be about our plans after we graduate college and are finished playing/ competing at the college level.We will also wrap up our blog as well:(

 

I (Alexa) do not graduate until next December, but this upcoming spring will be my last season playing Lacrosse.It is a bitter sweet feeling. My love for competition and lacrosse will last forever, but this high level of play will soon come to an end unfortunately. Although Lacrosse is very tough mentally and physically I am going to miss the competition and hard work. On the other hand it will be refreshing to come back to school in the fall and not have to wake up at 6 am every morning to work out.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Once I graduate I plan on going to nursing school in Boston. Not sure which school yet, but I am working on that! I have heard many great things about Boston as a city and am excited to embark on a new journey.

My Cousin Maddie lives in Boston now and I plan on moving in with her for about two years. After I complete nursing school I would love to become a traveling nurse and travel the world 🙂 Why not travel and work at the same time right? If I could choose I would love to become a nurse abroad and travel through Europe. That is my dream.

Once I graduate (Kelsey) I am going to pursue a career as a sports broadcaster. Being in dance all of my life and going to many different events I find great interest for other sports as well as my own. If  had to choose which sport I would want to broadcast I would definitely say it is a close call between basketball and football. All of my college career I have been dancing at their games and have become very familiar with both sports and have really grown to love them. Like I mentioned in my earlier post growing up I used to go to my twin brothers sporting events all of the time so I have been a customer to both of them sports for a while now. It would be my dream to become a well known woman broadcaster in the 21st century.

 

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Kristen Ledlow, a well known Fox Sports reporter

 

 

WRAP UP!

cropped-sdsu_aztecs_logotype_color_variants.gifWe just wanted to say thank you for reading & hope you enjoyed our college athlete blog! Hopefully you could take something away from one or more of our posts!

Managing both school and sports can be difficult so hopefully some of our advice and tips can help 🙂 If you have any questions or needs more advice feel free to comment throughout the blog:)

GO AZTECS!

xx A&K

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On the Road

This post will be a little bit about the inside scoop of what it is like to travel as an athlete!

I (Alexa) am super excited to write about this topic, because I love to travel and see new places and schools so playing a sport is a perfect excuse to travel all around the U.S. Because lacrosse is huge on the east coast we usually travel over to the east coast once or twice a season. (I live in N.J. so this is always fun for me because I get to see family!)

When we are going this far we fly. The flight is about 5 hours as long as we don’t have a lay over. Flying with friends is so much fun, as long as you get the window seat! 🙂 We have flown to Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Colorado, Ohio, and even Northern California. It does get little hectic in the airport when all of the sudden a sea of red and black storms in! Some people get overwhelmed by us, but for the most part everyone we meet is super nice and supportive. We are a pretty great group of girls. 🙂

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On the other hand sometimes we do take a bus for the shorter trips. Although they do take longer to get to our destination, bus trips are always super fun! On our first bus trip, each freshman has to sing in front of the whole bus. They have to wear headphones turn the music up so they can’t hear themselves and sing a song of their choice in front of everyone! This is a tradition that has been going on for a couple of years and we all love it! It is such a fun/funny activity and everyone gets a good chuckle out of it. (Many are tone deaf and don’t even know it. Shh!) We like to watch movies and sometimes we play cards if our buses have tables. We bring our comfiest blankets and tastiest snacks and have a great time.

Being on the Dance Team at SDSU has given me (Kelsey) some of the most amazing opportunities to travel to the coolest places. Sadly, we do not travel to the away basketball and football games, but we do get to travel to the football bowl games and the men and women’s basketball tournaments, as well as our competitions!

My freshman year I was lucky enough to travel with the men’s basketball team to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament. It is definitely one of my favorite experiences I’ve had since I’ve been on the team! We took a bus with cheer and band, since the game was just up the freeway in Anaheim. The game was in the Honda Center and the atmosphere was crazy! Getting to sit on the court and be in the action was so exciting. Even with the loss, it was a trip I won’t ever forget.

Some other places that our team has traveled to with the football and basketball teams include Boise, New Orleans, Charlotte, Spokane, and Las Vegas.

Our biggest event of our season is traveling to Orlando, Florida for College Dance Nationals. Nationals is over Christmas Break every year, so after weeks of all day practices, we fly to Orlando to compete. There’s never a dull moment with our team, and we always make a scene wherever we go, so traveling across the country together is entertaining! We compete at the EPSN Wide World of Sports, but since our coach doesn’t want us to be distracted staying by Disney World we stay in condos a few miles away. Nationals season is our most intense time of year and we spend all day, everyday together, but we somehow don’t get sick of each other. After the few days of competition we have one day to spend around Disney World before we fly back to San Diego. Even though it’s so much work, Nationals is definitely the highlight of our season!

Check back soon for a post about how we succeed in our sports thanks to our biggest supporters!

A&K