Feb. 20, 2014
Welcome to the Boston University women's soccer 2013-14 blog! Ariana Aston and Alyssa Parisi will keep fans updated on the women's soccer team throughout the year. Entries will cover training, practices, games, travel and give an inside view into the culture and traditions of the BU women's soccer team!
ENTRY #1 - Feb. 20, 2014 The new year has brought a lot of change for our BUWOSOC family, from our schedule to our coaching staff. On the bright side, the dreaded 6 a.m. Wednesday running sessions were pushed back a whole half hour! And contrary to popular belief, that extra 30 minutes really does make a huge difference. Check out our video to get a sneak peak of our latest 6:30 a.m. session!
On a sadder note, we have had to say goodbye to one of the most important members of our family: Assistant Coach Jessica Clinton. Jess has been at BU for six years, not to mention the other four she spent playing here before she started coaching. While all of us will deeply miss her (I cannot lie, I few of us shed some tears when she told us, including myself), we are immensely happy for her in her new position as Fordham University’s head coach.
In addition, we are happy to officially welcome Ben Knight into the BUWOSOC family. Ben spent some time as a volunteer assistant with us during our fall 2013 season, so it is nice having someone already comfortable and familiar with the team.
Speaking of change, it will be interesting to see whether or not the weather will allow us to begin practicing outside. The switch is scheduled to happen next week, but with all the snow that has been dumped on the northeast, who knows if it will actually happen. If it does, looks like we will be digging the goals out of some massive snow piles. Personally, I would not mind sticking to running and lifting indoors for one more week; playing in 20 degrees on shaded Nickerson is not very appealing. But I know my field-player teammates are anxious to hit the turf.
One thing we can definitely look forward to is this year’s awards banquet to be held this Sunday. We have been missing our seniors since we parted after our final game in November. I know I am so excited to have everyone together again and celebrate such a successful season before we officially send off the seniors into the real world.
- Ali Parisi, Junior Goalkeeper
Read blog entries from the 2013 season