By: Nat St. Laurent
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Feeling great heading into the most stressful time of the year! During my time here at W&L I have learned many things, including how difficult and stressful exam week can be for our student-athletes. In the locker room last night after our final game going into exams, one would not be able to detect the amount of stress our players are under or will be under very soon. Instead the locker was full of smiles, high fives, laughs, and loud music. I had to smile as I was taking in the scene because all I have heard about the past few days has been the fifteen page paper that is due, the exams coming up, or the presentations that have be done. I guess being 10-2 and ranked #10 in the country helps relieve some stress this time of the year!
This morning as our players wake up, they very well may be smiling and walking tall. However, they will surely be pushed to the max over the next week trying to finish up the winter term on a high note. One of the many things I admire about the guys on our team and the student-athletes in general at W&L is their ability to work so diligently in the classroom and on the playing field.
While I am confident that the men in our lacrosse program are going to be very stressed and under a lot of pressure during exams, I am equally as confident that they will work extremely hard and do well. This group as a lot of resolve and while they are feeling great heading into a very stressful time of the year, as they left the locker room last night, they were commenting about how they can’t wait to get back out on Wilson Field and play our next game in 10 days!