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wall-e-and-ericBy Eric Martin

What’s up Stealth Land?!?! Hope everything is good and well down in the valley. The weather in San Francisco is in the high 50’s,to low 60’s on the regular, summer is here! Not really.

I haven’t played too much lacrosse over the past few weeks due to a nagging hamstring injury. Missing the second, third and forth games of the Major League Lacrosse season were not how I envisioned beginning my new season with my new team THE Denver Outlaws. Nothing to sulk about, it’s not major - my placement on the IR will give me time to rehabilitate and heal. I can’t wait to play in my first game back against the Toronto Nationals. I’ll “tee off” on winter time Stealth teammates; Jeff Zywicki and Colin Doyle – they will be running scared.

That’s about all I have to report for now…Oh yeah I got a dog named Wally – check out pic’s at www.ifoundfivedollars.blogspot.com and am gearing up for my summer camps with surf pal and good friend Chris Rotelli. Check our site www.gs-lax.com if you want to come!

Hey All Laxers!

Sorry for the long gap since I last blogged but times are a little crazy with the high school season down here in Florida in full swing. Just for a quick update Pine Crest is 7-5 and really starting to shown signs of a higher level of consistent play.

Consistency is something we have struggled with all year, but last Friday we had our first big win of the season beating St. Thomas Aquinas 13-9. I was really proud of the effort the kids gave.

The MLL season is just weeks away a preseason training is going well. I have begun conditioning and lifting as this year will prove to be a tough training camp with the revamped rosters. It will be really exciting to see the level of play the MLL puts on the field this year. Every team is an all star team.

Hofstra Lax, as an alum I feel it necessary to point out the HOT start the Pride are having this year. The last two years of losing close games, seems to have turned into winning 1 goal games this year. I wish Seth Tierney and Joe Amplo the best of luck the rest of the way. Good job guys!!!!!

Anyone dominating the NCAA brackets? 13 out of the SWEET 16…not bad

bio-photoTo start off this first blog I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.  I played defense for the University of Maryland from ’03 to ’07 and my major was mechanical engineering.  Yes… mechanical engineering… some people thought I was crazy for picking that as my major, but it was well worth it. My thoughts were if you are going to get a scholarship for school, or have the opportunity to make it to college, you might as well get the most out of the education. Although I had to put a little more time into my schoolwork than others, I really learned how to balance lacrosse, social life, and academics. It may seem like a tough task balancing all three, but it’s really not that bad and the experience is well worth it.

Ok, Ok enough with the boring stuff.  Lets see…currently I am on my way up to Vermont to go snowboarding with my bro, sis, and mom. I left work around 1 today (which was a good thing because Maryland traffic is awful) and drove home to NJ to pick them up.

O yea forgot to mention I have a full time job for a mechanical contracting company in Rockville, MD and I have my own little lacrosse company called Performance Lacrosse Training. In addition, I play in the MLL for the Boston Cannons. I guess you can literally say I’m always running around. Some people tell me I’m a workaholic but I truly enjoy what I do and every hour of work that I put in.

Originally posted on LaxSpot on 10/31/2008

Whats up ladies and Gentleman!

OK so it has been what seems like AGES since I posted a blog…mostly because my MLL season took a FAST downward spiral…Apparently I was right all alone . . .I tore my laberum (some crap in my shoulder) in my second game of the season against Denver…played the rest of the season with it like that and needless to say I was less than allstar material!…I did have a few great moments and had a blast playing in the league, but to add insult to injury I tore my groin in the first Philly game…I actually tried to play through that sucker and ended up completely tearing it…not the way I wanted to end my career in the MLL, especially since the last three games were going to be the ones where I boosted my F/O percentage (Philly and washington would have been much easier games)….

Anyway I really enjoyed this season, I was the starter until I got hurt at the end and I learned that I still had it in me…I think that it is a good lesson for any young player…that if a man puching 30yrs old can get back in to shape and play in the MLL than certainly ANY young person with the right drive and work ethic can achieve any goal!

I am officially signing off as a MLL player, and retiring for good this time…but please look forward to my blogs in the future…I plan on reporting on alot of the Towson and Washington College seasons as well as many of the other teams acrosse the nation!

I leave you all with a picture of the next Towson All American in my family, my nephew andrew…please do not tell him that he is holding a womens stick…

Good luck to all

JB

aka  “AT30MYHANDSARESTILLFASTERTHANMOST”

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