We are looking forward to another great year. Sam is graduating this year, Nicole is a freshman at the National Champion University of Alabama (Roll Tide), and Timothy is half way through his sophomore year at high school. I have included a recap of his 2017 lacrosse year above. You may want to turn the volume down if you are not a fan of high speed guitar instrumentals. The first is “Righteous” from Eric Johnson and the second is “Surfing with the Alien” by Joe Satriani.
***Just added two more clips from the final game of the season against York Town High School. Close but fun game. The clips are at 2:26. ***
The season is coming to an end and South County had two games over two days. The first was at West Potomac with a numerical victory. The second was at home during the second half of the tournament against Robinson. It was a much more challenging game then the previous day and there was a lot of skill displayed on both sides. The JV team was able to pull out a win in the second half and the offense started to come together nicely. The final game is coming up on this Tuesday against Yorktown High School in Arlington.
[Updated 2/12/17] They finally ended the Fierce Nation this weekend with the South County JV taking on the Robinson Rams JV for third place. It was a great, but freezing, winter season and the boys were able to understand the increased speed of the high school game. The new clip from today’s game starts at 2:13. Red Helmet was playing long stick mid-field!
Now that he is in high school, Timothy’s winter lacrosse work-outs are across the street. Along with the normal team practices, he is also in the Fierce Nation league with his high school team that plays outdoors during the winter season. No more indoor leagues for him!
He continues his workouts and practices with the South County High School football team. So he is staying very busy during the winter months!
In recent conversations, we were told that it would be helpful to have a highlight reel showcasing Timothy’s lacrosse skills. The above video is my first attempt and is a little rough. We will need to replace the cameraman with someone that has a little more skill at keeping the camera steady. It will improve as we determine what we need to film. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of games remaining in the season until next year.
We have had a busy summer in the Leung Household. Samantha graduated from South County High School in June and shortly thereafter, we drove Timothy and Nicole up to Pennsylvania to attend Camp Harlam for three weeks. In the mean time, we had the good fortune of hosting our west coast cousins, the Stearmans, for a few days before heading down to Florida for the University of Florida Preview Orientation for two days. We did see Stephanie’s name up on the wall at ROTC as well as a few of her classmates!
Nicole had surgery for her shoulder and is still recovering but hopefully back to dance in the fall.
Timothy started up football again and is having a blast. I’ve included a few clips from their first scrimmage. Timothy is wearing #51 and good friend Alex is #40. August has had great weather so far, but they actually played in pouring rain today. Timothy played offensive right guard and middle linebacker.
Samantha is safely ensconced in her UF dorm room and is looking forward to starting a new life in Florida! Her new roommate, Debbi, is awesome and we learned a new term, “creeping on” from her.