PHILIPPI, WEST VA
"This week was amazing for our team; we got to know each other on such a deeper level. We had so much fun doing awesome team activities and service projects that really bonded us. I feel like we are a completely new team because of the way God united us together and grew our love for Him and each other. I think after this trip we are going to play even better together because of the chemistry that was formed over our spring break trip," says midfielder Karly Walborn.
The team was able to focus in and improve on specific areas of the game which proved much success in the games on the road against Chowan University (NC) where the Warriors came up with a 23-14 win. Later that week the team was able to shine again against Alderson Broaddus University (WV) and come up with a 22-7 win. Unfortunately, the last game on the road ended one point down for the Warriors against West Virginia Wesleyan, 10-9. Overall, the team was able to accelerate in growth as a unit which showed both on and off the field.
Senior goalie, Madeline Barbarino reflected on the trip, "Honestly spring break aka sb2k15 was the highlight of my college experiences. I'm so thankful I got to be a part of such a unique team. I feel like the team got to bond a lot more than we usually do during our regular practices on campus. We got to bond more. I'm thankful and proud to call these girls not only my teammates but also my sisters after this bonding experience this week."
The Women's Lacrosse team also partnered with Living Water Church in Philippi, West Virginia in a service project working on their new facility. The church had recently acquired a building in the town of Philippi that had been dormant for many years. The building needs a lot of work done and through a few connections, the team was able to volunteer in a joined effort for a successful work day at the new building.
"This church has a specific heart for reaching the nearby college, so having the opportunity to partner with them not only as brothers and sisters in Christ, but also to know their heart for students just like me -- it made helping them (even only for a day) such a privilege and blessing," says player Nicole Pilkerton.
Because of recent flooding in the town, on top of all of the pre-existing work in the building, the basement also needed to be drained. The team was able to help with various tasks in the building including knocking down plaster, scraping old paint and glue off the ceilings and walls, and removing the water from the basement.
"It was encouraging to see every single one of the girls working hard and diligently in order to serve this church family. I think that we really realized that even though they were a group of people from West Virginia that we didn't know, they were part of the body of Christ and the passion they had to reach their community was ours as well and we were willing to help out in any way we could. I'm excited and praying for their church and for what God's going to do there and thankful that we got to play a part in it," says junior captain, Victoria Lopez-Nash.
The lady Warriors have had a full week of practice in preparation for their first conference game against Caldwell on Saturday, March 21st at 3PM. Continue to check the 2015 Lacrosse Schedule for further details.