While most of the Georgetown student body travelled home or to exotic vacation destinations last week, the men’s baseball team took its annual trip to Florida for the Rollins College Baseball Week. The tournament was a huge success for the Hoyas, whose overall record of 4-2 earned them the title of co-champions.
Typically, a bye week during the football season gives players the opportunity to rest and recover from injury, and allows coaches additional time to regroup and implement new strategies. But for Georgetown, fourteen days without a game may have other implications as well. For some, the time off may have been a huge relief. A week with no game scheduled meant that for the first time since the season opener, the Hoyas did not have to fear another unsuccessful Saturday.
Seeing little playing time for the Georgetown Hoyas throughout his college career, Sead Dizdarevic wasn’t exactly a superstar on the basketball court. His greatest accomplishment might have been riding the bench in his final season as the Hoyas advanced to the 2007 Final Four. Despite his low profile during his collegiate career, after graduation Dizdarevic found a way to contribute both on and off the court.
Georgetown Men’s lacrosse fans coming into the 2009 with inflated expectations have been forced to reevaluate their hopes just a few games into an already disappointing year. Following their first loss against St. John’s, the Hoyas have been taking their fans for a rollercoaster ride characterized by gut-wrenching lows and thrilling highs.
Well, that didn’t go as expected. The Georgetown Men’s Lacrosse team is only five games into their a 14 game season, but the players and coachesand has already find found themselves in a sizable hole. Last weekend, the Hoyas dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in league play, losing 15-8 to Hobart in an ECAC League matchup.
As more youngsters are being introduced to the lacrosse world, NCAA Division I lacrosse is slowly, but surely, on the rise. A few years ago, the level of play dropped off significantly after the top 10 teams, but as the sport’s popularity has continued to expand, the competition has grown as well. This seems to have hurt the Hoyas, as a much-improved St. John’s Red Storm proved on Saturday when they defeated Georgetown 10-9 in a close matchup.