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Weathering the Storm: Student-Athletes Put in Work Inside and Out
02.13.14 |
With the recent influx of snow and ice storms hammering Central Pennsylvania over the past few weeks, the preseason schedules for the majority of Lebanon Valley’s spring athletic teams have been disrupted. Despite these apparent setbacks, some creative management and one top-notch athletic facility have enabled the teams to work around the inclement weather. 

A distinct amenity for schools this size, the Valley boasts an indoor facility in the LVC Sports Center that houses four practice basketball courts and an indoor track, in addition to LVC Gymnasium, used by the basketball and volleyball teams. Since preseason started just a couple weeks ago, the gym has been used by six different teams as a way to practice without risking frostbite or polar vortex-caused hypothermia outside.

For example, below is the schedule from this past Wednesday, Feb. 5:

Courts 1 and 2: Men’s Lacrosse (2–4), Women’s Lacrosse (4–5:30), Tennis (5:30–6)
Courts 3 and 4: Baseball (2–4:30), Track & Field (4:45–6), Softball (6–6:30)
Track: Track & Field (3:45–5:15)

From 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on any day with inclement weather, as many as three different teams can use the facility for practices, workouts, drills, etc., all at the same time.

Although being outside is obviously preferred, many of Lebanon Valley’s coaches are regrouping and finding ways to get their teams prepared.

“Distance runners who typically get outside daily have been forced to run circles inside, “ head track and field coach Melissa Weidler said. “The rest of the team practices in spaces we can squeeze into as all of the other in-season sports have come inside as well. All of the spring coaches have been creative with practices and have worked together to find space for each team to practice.”

“We like to get outside before our Florida trip every year, but it’s looking more and more like that’s not going to happen,” head baseball coach Keith Evans added. “That being said, the team is working hard preparing themselves for game one.”

The LVC Sports Center allows that preparation to take place. Without an indoor facility like this allowing the team to get its work in each and every day, teams who are forced outside to practice are more worried about injuries and the elements than improving and preparing their skills for the upcoming season. That preparation and extra effort indoors will look to pay dividends when the spring season kicks off in less than two weeks.

Women’s lacrosse opens the official spring athletic season taking on York on Feb. 18. Baseball starts with a doubleheader against Wilkes on Feb. 22 and men’s lacrosse begins its season at Frostburg State the following weekend on March 1. Finally, softball and tennis get underway on March 3 as softball’s Florida season kicks off with matchups against St. Mary’s (Minn.) and John Carroll; men’s and women’s tennis travel to Hilton Head, S.C. for contests with Mount Union.


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