By Alex | March 30, 2011
The most exciting thing about coming back to school after a week long break was the fact that Ultimate Frisbee Club started this week. For those of you who don’t know, Ultimate Frisbee is essentially Handball but, as the name suggests, with a frisbee as opposed to a ball. I’ve never played on an official team before but I love throwing around a frisbee with friends and enjoy the game Kan Jam very much. I played it pretty much twice every week over the summer at my aunt’s house with my cousin and played plenty of times with friends after school senior year. Now this doesn’t make me a frisbee expert by a long shot, but I pride myself on being at least better than your average Joe walking down the street, and based on this I’m going to be a captain on the Ultimate Frisbee team here at Canisius. This, coupled with the fact that the co-captains are two close friends of mine, only makes me more excited for the upcoming season. Practices start next week so hopefully we’ll have a good turn out!
In other sports related news, the Spring crew season just started yesterday (for Canisius High School). Yesterday was the first day we have actually been on the water this year, though we have to row at Tonawanda Creek which is pretty inconvenient and can be a bit of a mess most of the time. However, water time is water time and we need our freshmen to have as much time practicing together as possible before States. The freshmen this year are some of the strongest we’ve had in recent years and should be able to do very well as long as that power translates to being able to move a boat. Not to jynx us, but if things keep going as they have been this crew has the potential to win Nationals come late May/early June.
Finally, Canisius College crew is also getting under way, though we don’t have the luxury of getting on the water at all like the High School. In order to get on the water, we need to wait for the Ice Boom to be taken out and then for all of the ice to flow down the canal or melt. Then the docks need to be put in at West Side Rowing Club, and knowing how things happen there, that could take quite awhile. Never the less, I’m excited to be able to get back in the boat and do some actual rowing myself as opposed to simply coaching, though I do love coaching.