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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and some relaxation. I've been enjoying some down time as well as getting prepared for the upcoming lacrosse year.
I recently finished my internship where I worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Knight Direct. In my internship, I learned many different things about the business that couldn't be taught in a classroom. I also had a great time with the guys I worked with. The reason I enjoyed it so much is because as they put it, "the floor is the world's largest locker room." It was just like hanging out with all the guys from St. John's. Since I was working on the floor, I had a chance to meet many interesting people, especially those who came and rang the bell such as Landon Donovan to Meatloaf.
My summer hasn't been all work, though. When I completed my internship I went on a vacation to Cabo San Lucas for a week with my family. Like fellow senior Terence Leach, I've been getting my bronze on and enjoying the summer sun.
Now that the summer is half way over, I won't have that busy of a schedule. I've already moved back to school, where I am taking a strategic management course, working out on my own, and trying to play as much lacrosse as possible to get me prepared for my senior year. I am excited to get back in September and go to work to have a successful season.
I am looking forward to seeing all my teammates in a month and a half and welcoming all of the incoming freshmen. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer.
For all of the players your hard work now will pay off during the season and will help get this program to where it should be.
-Mike Sherry #16
Hope everyone is getting off to a fun and enjoyable summer so far, I know I am. Since the season and semester ended, my life went from hectic to relaxed and fun. Now it's starting to get busy again. The first three weeks after the season I was able to come back home to Rockville Centre, Long Island and really relax. Now that the summer is starting to pick up again, I have started my summer internship with Societe Generale, the French bank. I am working the operations department in Manhattan. It's something new for me this summer, since I'm usually working at the beach. As you might have guessed, it's tough getting adjusted to office attire everyday compared to the beach attire I'm so used to.
Along with starting the internship, I have also been starting to get back into the swing of working out, running and playing some lacrosse. This is what myself, Mike Sherry and Tom Manes like to call GTL. GTL stands for Gym, Tan, Laundry. We picked it up from the reality TV show Jersey Shore. I do most of my GTL on the weekends while I have free time to go to the beach and "bronze" as Tom likes to call it. I can get the laundry done for the next week of work too.
This is just the beginning of the blog so hopefully next week I will have some more for you guys. Until then, enjoy the summer and "live.love.lax"
-T. Leach #1
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Hey what's up everyone? Sorry it's been a while since my last post, but with moving into a new apartment, starting classes, and starting fall ball, I've been a little busy. So let me fill you in on what I've been up to.
In August, I moved into an off-campus apartment with my teammate Nick Messinger. It's a little smaller than the last place I lived in, but that just means I have less to clean, which is a big plus. Classes started a few weeks ago, and they're going well. I even have one class with fellow blogger Dave Reed from the soccer team. Unfortunately, with the start of classes comes lots of homework which is keeping me very busy.
Along with classes, we started our fall lacrosse season. Our first week of fall ball started with fitness testing to see how well we conditioned over the summer. This week is tough, but it always reminds you that you need to continually work hard to keep yourself fit since it's such an important aspect of the game. We had our first practice this week, and everyone was pumped to be playing again. It was great to be able to play with teammates who we haven't played with in months, and it was also exciting to see all the new freshmen out on the field. Fall ball is a very important time for our team, its where we put in the practice hours and the hard work and conditioning that will win us games during the season. It's a great time to focus on the little things we can do on and off the field which make us a better team. Well, that's all I have for now. 'Til next time.
Hey what's up everybody? Summer is flying by and I can't believe its August already! With only a month left until the start of the first semester and the fall lacrosse season, I've been playing as much as possible. My summer team, the D.C. Bullets have gone 6 - 1 with one more game left to play in the regular season of league play. The D.C. Bullets are in the Tommy Joe's League. If we win this next game, we can get a bye in the first round of the summer league playoffs. Winning the league would be a great way to finish out the summer.
Aside from the D.C. Bullets, on Aug. 1 I participated in the 2nd Annual Millerstrong Lacrosse Classic. It's a great event that helps raise money and awareness for teens battling cancer. The game is named after my high school teammate and fellow goalie, Matt Miller. In his senior year at DeMatha, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Luckily, he detected it early and was able to beat it. Now, he has been remission for more than a year and plays lacrosse for Drexel University. The game helps raise money specifically for teens with cancer and each team in the event was paired with a local teen suffering from cancer as an honorary captain. The game was highly competitive and a lot fun.
It was great because I also got to play with, and against, many of my high school teammates. Most participants were current or former Division I players from teams like Drexel, Ohio State, UNC, Hofstra, Penn State, John's Hopkins, and more.
The game also had a deeper meaning for me because in my cousin Corey Gilger lost her battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the young age of 14. It meant a lot to me to be able to help raise money for other teens in the area fighting for their lives. Each participant was also able to play in honor of a "Cancer Warrior" of their choosing, and of course, I played for Corey. Unfortunately, my team lost, but since it was for a good cause I didn't feel as bad. That's all I got for now, `til next time.
- G. Buckley #36
What's up everybody? I was so busy last week I was unable to write. So I'm sorry it's a bit late!
Professional athletes have been everywhere the last two weeks. It started two weeks ago when the Nike 6.0 athletes came to the Nike campus. The Nike 6.0 athletes come from the action sports at Nike. This category started a few years back and has been thriving ever since. Basically, 6.0 stands for the six Nike sponsored action sports: BMX, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, and motocross. Nike set up ramps on one of its patios on campus so the athletes were able to showcase their talent for all the attendees. It was pretty sick being right next to them while they were doing all their tricks.
Last week was probably the best week I have had since I have been out here. On Monday, there was the opening meeting for Athletic Training called SAMM. These meetings ran all week and it is basically where Nike talks about its future plans and products that will go into market next year. Nike leaders from different countries partake in these meeting as well as certain retailers around the globe. Halfway through the meeting, a special guest came to the stage: Adrian Peterson. Since he is the focal point amongst athletic training here at Nike, it was good for everyone to see him in person. He went through some Q&A with the Vice President of our category. To note, he is an absolute beast in person!
Next up, Nike hosted its second annual 7-vs.-7 football tournament. The tournament was held on Nike's Ronaldo field. ESPN chose eight of the top high school teams in the country to participate in the tournament. I was chosen to be a captain/coach of one of the teams and we actually ended up going to the championship. Division I athletes filled the fields at Nike while putting on a show for all. Also, each team was given a professional football player to coach their team. Some of athletes that came out to coach were Andre Johnson, Jamarcus Russell, Quentin Jammer, Dennis Dixon, Willie Parker, Antonio Cromartie, and Jordan Babineaux. It was pretty cool just hanging out right next to these guys. Even Carmello Anthony and Chris Paul were in town working on their shoes for next year. All these guys are so much bigger seeing them in person.
Another good thing about the tournament was that it gave me an opportunity to get a solid amount of consumer insight on high school athletes. One of my projects here deals with Nike Pro base layer and how improvements can be made for customer satisfaction. So having the athletes (target consumer) there in front of you on a first hand basis was perfect.
So far this week has been pretty laid back. If you have been paying attention to sports, you probably know that Dwayne Wade has signed on with the Jordan brand, which Nike owns, so he was also here Wednesday meeting with some important people.
As for myself, I am now just working on getting back into running shape. I have been doing timed miles daily and have also participated in Nike's newest training called SPARQ. It deals with stuff like parachutes, ladders, hurdles, cones, and medicine balls to name of few. It's perfect rehab plus it will only improve my footwork and speed. With that note, I actually have to get back to work, so I will talk to you next week!
- T. Manes #14
Hey everybody what's up? Since my last entry I've managed to stay busy, but also get some relaxation time during my family vacation to Oregon last week.
If you've been keeping up with Tom Manes' blog, you would know that I met up with him last week during my trip out there. I went with my entire family, all four siblings and my parents, across the country, to visit my aunt and uncle who live just outside Portland. My other aunts, uncles, and cousins on my mom's side who live in Massachusetts joined us while we were out there. We only stayed in Portland for a few days; then we went to stay at Black Butte Ranch in the mountains of central Oregon. It was an incredible experience. I went biking, hiking, swimming, golfing, and had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. We experienced a little bit of a scare because on our first night there was a big thunderstorm, and lightning struck the opposite side of Black Butte, causing a forest fire of more than 600 acres. Luckily, it was a mile or so from where we were staying and we never had to evacuate the area like some other places did. We didn't see any flames, but smoke constantly hung over the top of Black Butte the entire week. I also got to see the helicopters that dropped water over the fire up close, since they were getting water out of a lake on the ranch.
The best part of the trip was hiking on the mountains in the area. One hike was through a section of forest previously burned by a forest fire about six years ago. The remnants of the fire were still visible, and it was incredible to see how destructive a forest fire can be. We also went on a hike to Tam McArthur Rim which took us to more than 7,000 feet in elevation. From there we had spectacular views of the Three Sisters Mountains, Mount Jefferson, and Three Creek Lake. In the distance, you could even see Mount Hood.
The trip would've been complete with a stop at the Nike Employee store on Sunday, courtesy of Tom Manes! But unfortunately, we hit traffic coming back to Portland and the store had closed before we got back. I'm back in Maryland, which means it's back to reality. Waking up for work this morning was pretty difficult. At least I have a lacrosse game in the afternoon to look forward to. `Til next time.
- G. Buckley #36
Hey Red Storm Fans! How's everyone doing this week? I hope everyone had as good a holiday as I did. This past weekend was a big one for Nike. Three of Nike's most premier athletes took home an individual championship over the weekend: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Tiger Woods. Even though I wanted Roddick to win, I had to remember where I am working. Nonetheless, Nike could not have asked for a better weekend.
This week around campus there has been a lot of talk about Lance Armstrong and his quest for his Eighth Tour de France title. He is like a legend here - he has his own training center named after him. Everyone admires not only his athletic abilities, but most importantly, what his goal in life is - to cure cancer. Outside the Mia Hamm building today, people have been chalking up the pavement in yellow chalk with inspirational quotes. The concept "Livestrong" has really taken a huge step over this past year and as the Tour continues into July it will only get bigger.
Now to the fun part ... on Friday of last week, about 20 interns and I went white water rafting. Growing up in a city [Philadelphia], I had no idea what to expect especially after having to sign my life away with the safety and liability paperwork. In the end, the experience was unbelievable and something I will never forget. All in all, it was about a three hour trip down the river. The rapids did get a bit intense, but I was able to hang on.
The next day, I woke up to a text from one of my teammates who was in Oregon and close to my apartment near Nike Campus. It was Gavin Buckley! My fellow blogger! I eventually met up with him and we just went back to the pool at my apartment and relaxed there. I believe he is here until the 13th and will be back in Portland this coming weekend. The good teammate that I am, I will be meeting up with him this weekend and taking him to the employee store (50% off!).
This Thursday during lunch break, there is a lacrosse throw around. I am pretty pumped about this because I didn't think anyone even had a stick around here! Since, I'm still recovering from my foot surgery I had in April, I will probably lay low for now. On that note, I am rehabbing twice a week at a therapeutic place close by. My foot is definitely getting better and actually I was just cleared to jog this week so I'm excited about that. Have a good weekend everyone.
-T. Manes #14
What's up everyone? It's Tom Manes from the men's lacrosse team. I hope everyone is doing well as the summer months are underway. I'm going to be writing to you this summer from my Nike Internship in Beaverton, Ore. For those of you unfamiliar of Beaverton, it is about 20 minutes outside of Portland. Each year, St. John's recommends one student-athlete from to participate in this prestigious internship program. This is the second year a member of the lacrosse team has gone. My teammate Ryan Parker did it last season.
I got settled in here about two and a half weeks ago. So far, it has been everything I've hoped for and better. I am working in the Sports Marketing Department with Global Athletic Training. The team members around me were so welcoming and loved that fact that I play college lacrosse (an emerging market to them).
My first day of work here was a memorable one. Standing outside of the Tiger Woods Center that day, I looked up to see Michael Jordan a few feet from me. I didn't know it at the time, but they were celebrating his 25th anniversary working with Nike. So the 75 or so interns and I were able to watch M.J.'s ceremony, which was awesome.
The Nike campus is so big; and unbelievable to say the least. The buildings are all new and are all named after athletes that have made an impact at Nike over the years: Mia Hamm, Ken Griffey Jr., Jerry Rice, etc. There is everything one could think of on campus with two great training facilities, soccer and football fields, basketball courts, beach volleyball and even their own barber shop.
Basically, Nike has been the ideal place to work for me. Everyone is so nice and laid back, yet finds their time to get their work done. Intramurals go on throughout the lunch hours. The dress code: khaki shorts or jeans and a t-shirt. Summer hours at Nike: Friday's = half days.
But anyhow, I have to get back to work. I'll save the rest for next week though.
Take care everyone! Make sure to check out my teammate Gavin Buckley's Between The Pipes Blog!
- T. Manes #14
Hey what's up? This is Gavin Buckley from the lacrosse team.
Since the season ended, I'm back home in Owings, Maryland and so far I've had a pretty busy summer. Since the end of the semester, I've been going back and forth between St. John's and Maryland on weekends for President's Society events. The most recent event honored alum Howard Rubenstein (St. John's School of Law, Class of '59). The "A-List" of New York's social elite attended, including Ivanka Trump, Jenny Steinbrenner-Swindal, daughter of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Al Roker, Governor Patterson, and others. That was an especially fun event and a great experience.
I also have a summer job, working at my dad's print shop. It is a family business that my granddad started in 1964. The job isn't too bad, except that sometimes your day starts pretty early. Last week, I had to go in a few times at 3 a.m.
Along with a summer job and President's Society responsibilities, I've been getting back into a good workout routine and been playing lacrosse a few nights a week in some pick-up leagues. I'm also planning to play in a few tournaments this summer.
That's all I got for now. Be sure to check back next week.
-- G. Buckley #36