Friday, March 25, 2011

Rebecca Black said it best

Made it through another week. We have URI tomorrow at 2 pm for our home opener and first game in the PCLL. Come check it out.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Only read this if you have four hours to kill in the Phoenix Airport

Despite the fact that it was 80 degrees all week, Mother Nature decided for some reason to have a snow storm in New England causing the Men's lacrosse team to be delayed at their gate for about 4 hours. Before I get to the recap of the weekend I have to explain the amazing event that took place between Coach Clark and I.

I was bored and hungry. I challenged coach to a game of 20 questions. If I won he had to buy me a bagel and a drink, and if he won then Scott Lamay got to pick out my wardrobe for the next social get together. For anyone who doesn't know Lamay he is built like Kevin Durant and wears jeans to match it. There are skinny jeans and there are Lamay jeans. The stakes were set and the rules were agreed upon. Here are coach's questions in order:

1) Is it a fictional charachter? ( no)
2) Do I know him personally? ( no)
3) Is he an entertainer? ( no)
4) Is he an athlete ( no)
5) Is he involved in media (no)
6) Is it Elian Gonzalez?

IT WAS ELIAN GONZALEZ!!!!! There was no foul play, because I hadn't told anyone who I was thinking of. The team went wild thinking about me rocking a deep, and I mean, DEEP V neck. It was LITERALLY the most shocking thing of my life. Coach demanded I blog about, and I think I had to. Just think about everyone on this planet and guessing one Cuban refugee from the late 90's. I now have to lose weight to prepare myself for those jeans.

The blog asks those who are above 21 to please drink responsibly.

Now on to actual lacrosse news:

We opened up with two losses to #2 ASU and #19 Arizona. ASU played like the #2 team in the country and cruised to a big win. The Arizona game was close the entire way through but one stretch in the third quarter where the Arizona Wildcats rattled off four straight goals proved to be the difference.

With one game left against #23 Santa Clara the Wildcats were determined to come back to Durham with a win. Well at the start of the fourth quarter it didn't look to good. We were down 9-4 heading into the final stanza. We stormed back to tie the game up 9-9 with a minute left. After a big stop by the defense we had the ball at the top of the box ( about 25 yards) we called a play drawn up by Evan Flower. The offense was to block the goalie as Evan was going to throw one on net and hopefully something would happen. Well I will save you the suspense and tell you somehow, someway, the ball found its way in the back of the net, giving the cats their first win and stunning the Broncos of Santa Clara in the process.

Here is the video of the game if you want to see the improbable goal. Fast forward to the 52 minute mark.


In addition to the amazing comeback and weather there is one other part that needs mentioning. Ed. Ed decided this week that he is the funniest kid on the team. When I asked him why he didn't score 15 goals against ASU so we could of won he responded " Coach didn't put me in, but it was probably a good decision because I don't think I would have played well." You can't coach that confidence.

Well I am off to buy a $7 dollar Men's Health magazine from Hudson News so I can read 10 new foods that shred your gut because, frankly, these jeans aren't going to grow.

Win #1. Cue The Music.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's A Dry Heat

We have been in Arizona for about 36 hours now and some of us already look like we walked across the surface of the sun. Who says Irish Catholics can't tan? I say Tom Nazarro can't. Also, I know you have been patiently waiting for the mustache pictures, and I appreciate it. However, there has been some last minute Mustache strategy moves ( just for men). The pics will be up tomorrow.

We open our season tonight with #2 Arizona State. The Sun Devils already have a handful of games under their belt and have the advantage of being used to this "dry heat". It will take a team effort to throw the upset, and that's what the Wildcats have been focusing on this week in practice. Game time is at 7 oclock (10 pm Durham time). Pay attention to the twitter for up to the moment updates.

I think Norman Dale said it best...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy Day

Today the UNH team checks two important tasks off their long to do list. Flying to Arizona State, and gloriously showing off your mustache. 25 days ago I challenged the team to not shave. Today, we see the results. Stay tuned for pictures and 'stache related games.

Switching to the actual lacrosse news, the Wildcats are flying out to Tempe today for a 3 game road trip. We are excited to showcase are east coast skillz and our facial hair. I know everyone is worried that they won't have any new posts to read as they sip on a pina colada but have no fear, I will be checking in and filling you in on the happenings in zona.

P.S. This goes out to the Red Hot Buffs. We feel your pain on getting snubbed from March Madness. Apparently an 11-18 record partnered with a strength of schedule of 312 and a rpi of 274 just doesn't get you in anymore. While everyone in Boulder is complaining over a burrito at Illegal Petes right now just remember, we got jobbed as well

relax responsibly

Friday, March 11, 2011

WildChats II

No tricks up my sleeve. Lets meet Tom Nazarro or el pres as no one calls him.

As President of the UNH lax team, does a book of secrets actually exist?
Yes, it is in the Young Drive safe. Can't squak anymore.

If you were to compare your play to a Mighty Duck (fictional) who would it be?
I would have to say a blend of Russ Tyler and Kenny Wu...but not Chinese and Black

What is your favorite sandwich to order at Phillbrook?
Chicken bacon ranch, but the burrito bar takes the cake

Favorite Rocky movie?
The first one...only other acceptable answer is Rocky 4 ( I must break you)

Boxers or commando?
Sunday-Wed...boxers- Saturday...Commando

If you could have a rum bucket at the knot ( free advertisement) with anyone living or dead who would it be?
Tough question but Christopher Walken would have to be my choice

Do you know im still mad at you for calling me a fat sloppy goalie to your buddy the
other night?
I plead the fifth.

Do you like Rhino's?
No. What sound does a Rhino make though?

And the ceremonial last question:

If you could punch anyone in the face on the team ( besides me) who would it be?
Dan Hutchins who serves as the team VP and my roommate because of his general disregard for waking up to his alarm and his uncanny ability to be late to everything

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Post We Are all Waiting For

Ok, So this post was supposed to be earlier today but due to some logistical nightmares ( my doctors appointment) it had to wait til tonight. This is the post where you the viewer gets to decide what Samurai Kerrigan's face will look like next week. As we all know, the WildKatz have been growing some 'staches for the past couple weeks. Not to be outdone, Samurai vowed to let the people decide what to do with his bushy, and I mean BUSHY beard. Lets meet the candidates...

The mustache- The classics are a classic for reason. This is meat and potatos for dinner, the Power I in football, and Dave Matthews on the radio in the summer. Timeless

The Mutton Chops- Can't you just see Samurai walking down main street with a musket and this little number

The Foo Man Chu- The only thing harder than spelling it is growing it. I awkwardly think Samurai would pull this off, my darkhorse in the election.

Lastly, and without a doubt the most insane. This has no name because it has NO soul. That's right folks, the often talked about, seldom seen ....HALF BEARD!!! Most men scoff at this idea, Samurai laughs at it.

Ladies and gentlemen, your choices for Sam Kerrigan's facial hair. Think it over and decide what do you really see a 22 year old boy rock. Pictures to follow.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recap of the SNHU Scrimmage

The Wildcats dropped their opening scrimmage 6-5 last night in Manchester against the Southern New Hampshire Penmen. The game was close the entire way with no team holding a greater than 2 goal lead. Here are just rapid fire, Monday Morning Goalie notes:

Who had Scott Lamay in their opening scrimmage first goal scorer pool? Good work Scott keep that train rolling.

We were 2-13 on manups and lost faceoffs 3 to 13...numbers we will need to fix before Arizona

We cycled in alot of defensemen with 9 total getting some time. The defense played well as a unit and had to deal with the SNHU offense a large portion of the time

Dan Milano needs to be respected as an outside shooter

Stokes doesn't seems to know what constitutes an illegal and legal stick.

We won the groundball and clearing war which are positive signs. No one will doubt our hustle between the restraining boxes

SNHU's pregame is comparable to a U2 concert

Our managers gps is broken

Garrett Buckley and John Ball's mustaches are coming in strong

Our new gray jerseys are ( as the kids say ) fresh to death

Good luck to SNHU this year.

Katz out

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Game At SNHU Tonight

Sooo Jake how do you think its going to go?