Columbus-Cincinnati OH-IO; what a neat trip and a quiet/friendly city.
- Lacrosse is fairly mature in the state of Ohio to my surprise. As one can imagine, football is the big time sport through and through (Ohio State Buckeye country baby – alot of apparel and hats). It is easily seen on the lacrosse field; the players are physically mature and mostly come from a gridiron background/mentality. With the sport being fairly mature; the players bring their physical talent to the lacrosse field. Clubs are popping up and more and more high schools are picking up the sport of lacrosse at the youth level.
- Very quiet/friendly towns and cities in the state of Ohio. Granville OH, the one small town we stayed at reminded me of something out of a movie. Almost a cookie cutter worry-free town with small shops/restaurants/bars/fire station/police station that lined the main street. One thing any individual would notice too; no hills! The state of Ohio is very flat w/ not many hills or mountains. To some degree, it reminded me of upstate NY.
- Columbus; The first clinic was at Denison University. Small D3 school with unreal facilities. Deeds Piper Field was tucked into the middle of campus surround by the Athletic facilities and woods in the background. The turf was fairly new and the Athletic facilities were top.
- Cincinnati; Unfortunately we didn’t dive to deep into the city. However, from talking to all the players, the University of Cincinnati is really the big pony in town that many of the residents attended. Same colors as Ohio State, confusing to the naked eye!
Cool side note:
- Don’t know of this statement has any merit; but one individual mentioned that the state of Ohio is where restaurant and chains test out their new stores first. If their new store works, chances it will work across America. Supposedly the Ohio demographic well represents the average American resident.
Cool city, nice people, and some good lacrosse. Check out some photos below and comment on anything we’re missing