Lacrosse is a sport that takes up a lot of time and a sport that affects you greatly if you miss a practice. Conner FitzGearld is a midfielder on the Piedmont Men’s Lacross team. He loves the sport and even though these past few days he has been out due to strep throat and could not play, he did not let that stop him from working hard and supporting his team.
Even though conner has got other offers to play Lacrosse at other school he couldn’t be happier with his final decision.
Senior lacrosse player Jared Brock has been a student-athlete here at Piedmont for four years now, and has finally reached his graduation. Jared is an applied health science major, and has been on the men’s lacrosse team all four years while he has been here. Jared helped the men’s lacrosse team win their first conference championship his freshman season, and has helped the lions to two more conference championship games since then. Jared is an academic all American and has worked extremely hard to achieve everything that he has during his time at Piedmont.
Micheal Thomason is a junior, Sports communication major here at Piedmont university. Mike is a person with a rare work ethic, someone who is always working to be better than the day before. As a pitcher on the baseball team mike works out to maintain his body and his mind. Even when the gym call his name due to baseball, it is also Mike’s happy place. Mike sadly underwent UCL surgery, also known as Tommy John, his sophomore season. This injury required Mike to have to stretch on a daily basis with the stretches provided to him by a doctor. The Georgia native also makes sure he gets in his throwing for that certain day. As a pitcher, Mike has to train his arm to perform at peak performance. To do this, Mike will long toss, throw a flat ground bullpen or throw a true full go bullpen to work on his craft. Mike is a friend unlike any other, he is someone you can always count on and trust with your life. The Jaguars fan will always represent the team even if they do only win 4 games in a season. The super fan will always look to play the GM role even during the draft when he is in 802, walking around as if he is right there in the draft room with the front office of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As the Piedmont Women’s Tennis team fights their way to the Conference Championships, every player has worked their hardest for their team. One particular player, a sophomore from Greensboro North Carolina, Marion Sloyan, has given nothing short of her all for her team, the Piedmont Lady Lions. She has gone from battling for her position in the line up last season to the Piedmont Women’s Tennis #4 singles throughout the entire conference tournament this season in hopes of winning a championship, and the beautiful ring that comes with it. Pictured below is a typical Tournament day with Marion Sloyan.