Yesterday at my lacrosse game I didn’t expect anything like this to happen. I was pumped up and excited to play in the 2nd round of CIF and beat a team I knew we could beat. But then during warm ups my heart started beating super fast and I was feeling light headed and didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t want to tell my coach because I wanted to play. But he tried every trick he knew to help get my heart rate lowered & nothing would help it. He called a nurse over to check me out and she couldn’t even find my pulse because my heart was beating so fast. My heart would not slow down. They decided it wasn’t smart for me to play & needed to rush me to the hospital. They called a paramedic and I was taken away from my game. I was very upset! They strapped me down and hooked me up to tons of wires they took my heart rate and it was up to 200 beats per minute they asked me when it started beating like this and it went on for 1 hour or longer. They put some medicine into my iv and immediately my body shut down and my heart rate lowered so fast. They rushed me to the hospital and they did more test to me. They said “good thing you called, if you decided to play tonight you could of had a heart attack on the field” so I am very lucky and very blessed to have a reality check on life. Thank you to all my friends and family who cared to see if I was okay. You guys are the best! I am super bummed out that I missed my last high school lacrosse game but it’s now time to move on to bigger and better things… Like college lacrosse!
Today really reminded me of why I love lacrosse, not only did we have our first win of the season but it was a clear reminder of love we all have for lacrosse and the game!
One of my teammates got checked to the head and was bleeding a lot, after the game the opposing team all asked how she was….
Ch. 5.1: Thursday 5/2 7:00pm
Sacred Stick is a documentary that explores the history and culture of the game of lacrosse interwined with the Iroquois Nationals and their journey to the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Much more than just a Native American ball and stick game, lacrosse is a cultural window into Native American communities and their historical relationship with each other and the dominant culture.
the day the flier came home
the day I went to register
My first coach
my first team
my first game
my first defensive stop
my first save as a goalie
my first competitive team
my first game sitting bench
my first game starting
my first time crying over a bad performance
so heres pictures of ME from our game on friday. I made 9 saves, and the last photo shows me fucking running a goal.
(I feel kinda bad for the other team because it was dickish move but it was our last home game, we were winning, my team was yelling at me to do it)
The other team hated me. They figured out quickly that i wasnt a fan of staying in the goal and would send about 4 defenders to try and block me and their coach was just yelling at them to get me whenever I had the ball. it felt good.
I saw the original image here on tumblr somewhere but didn’t save the link because I’m stupid like that.
The question was something like what group of indians helped in WWII with code talking.
Then I instantaneously remembered the scene from Crooked Arrows where Joe says “just like the Navajo coda talkers in WWII, we’ll confuse the hell out of our enemies”
I automatically bubble in the choice for Navajo. I honestly don’t care if I get that question wrong. The important thing is that was my brain’s finest moment during any test I’ve ever taken.
When teams have enough players to randomly sub their entire offense or defense lines in the middle of the games. We have like 3 subs max. We run the entire game and we still play strong.
Being an athlete is a lot harder than many people realize. We sacrifice a lot for our team, coach, and sport. It doesn’t matter what sport you play, all athletes understand the sacrifices they make between the stress on the body, having to say no to friends because of practice, having to rush to…