Hi- I'm Aubrey. I am in my junior year at Bryant and studying communication. I play varsity softball and I am also a student ambassador & 2011 Bulldog Leader. I'm currently studying abroad in New Zealand for the fall semester!
May 6th, 2014
This week's jam is another new one that I just discovered recently. With finals in full swing, a good playlist is vital for my survival through this week. Enjoy this cute little diddy by George Ezra titled "Budapest" and good luck on all of your finals!
April 25th, 2014
This past weekend we made the 10 hour trek to Pennsylvania to take on conference opponents Robert Morris and St. Francis PA. We left early Thursday morning playing our games on Friday and Saturday, just in time to make it back for Easter in Smithfield.
After splitting with RMU, we swept SFU on Saturday to remain atop the NEC. Some of my best friends from Cleveland drove the few hours to watch and soak up the beautiful weekend sun.
Being so far away from home, sometimes holidays on my own are tough. I've been lucky to be able to go home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Easter this year was spent with my bulldawg fam.
Since a bunch of us are from far away, we made our own Easter party in my townhouse. After 40 days of no sweets (I don't know how I made it), we pigged out on donuts, candy, cake, brownies, and all everything else imaginable. I also got a little taste of family as I was able to watch my little sister compete for a national title on ESPN.
The weekend reminded me how lucky I am to have made such great friends over the past 4 years and that I'm really going to miss this wonderful place. The graduation reality is setting in and I am soaking in every last moment of joy I can these next few weeks!
April 22nd, 2014
Boy bands are a guilty pleasure of mine, but lets be real, they're a guilty pleasure of all of ours. I heard this song for the first time this weekend when we were playing at Robert Morris and I fell in love. Instant classic! Enjoy this week's pick, Chloe, by Emblem3.
April 15th, 2014
Happy Monday my friends! The sun is shining and spring is finally in the air. After a long weekend of games, I've been relaxing and listening to a new album I stumbled upon all day. This week's tune is brought to you by Canadian solo artist, Lights. Enjoy this beautiful acoustic version of her song "Banner".
April 10th, 2014
My favorite part of every day is dusk. I love the way the sun slowly creeps down below the horizon. I love the golden glow that it casts halfway through it's journey downwards. But most of all, I love the way the sun makes the sky its canvas and paints a beautiful picture. The sunsets here at Bryant are absolutely UNREAL. I don't know what it is about the way our campus lies, but you can be guaranteed to catch an awesome sunset at least once a week. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well then don't take my word for it, see with your own eyes. Here are some of the awesome sunsets that this semester has given us. Thanks to all my friends for capturing these!
April 8th, 2014
This weekend was a HUGE one for Bryant Athletics as Women's Lacrosse took 2 conference games, softball swept all 4 of our conference games, and baseball beat UCONN twice. Men's Tennis was also victorious over FDU and Women's Tennis celebrated their senior day. A closer look at some of the numbers from this weekend's sporting events:
- THREE overtime game-winners for senior attack Lisa Vendel on the season after she lifted the bulldogs to a 6-5 win over Wagner on Friday.
- FIVE goals from sophomore attack Lauren Descalzo in the victory over The Mount on Sunday.
- SIX game win-streak for the softball team who has posted a 13-3 record in their last 16 contests (the hottest in the NEC).
- TWO hits given up by sophomore Kyle Wilcox in his 6-inning stunt past UCONN.
- FOUR wins from men's tennis to take down former NEC Player of the Year and conference foe FDU.
- TWO NEC honors for the dawgs in freshman baseballer Matt Albanese (Rookie of the Week) and senior softballer Kristen Carter (Player of the Week).
April 8th, 2014
Good morning and happy Monday! Signs of spring are finally in the air and it's nice to not have to wear a jacket outside. This week's Music Monday comes from one of my all time favorite bands, Coldplay. They are in the midst of working on a new album and this is the first single released off of it. Enjoy this lovely tune titled "Magic" and have a great Monday!
March 31st, 2014
Happy Monday! It's time for another edition of Music Monday... This week's pick is a song by British trip-hop trio, London Grammar. Vocalist Hannah Reid has the voice of an absolute angel and I cannot get enough of this song. Enjoy "Strong" by London Grammar.
March 25th, 2014
March is always a crazy month for college sports, most notably Men's Basketball and the March Madness tournament that continues to break the heart's of college basketball fans across the nation. But that's not the only sport in action this month. Softball and baseball teams all over the nation have started their seasons, lacrosse teams are battling it out, and believe it or not, the Northeast Conference bowling championships just finished this past weekend. But that's not what this post is about.
For those of you who know me well, you know my sister is an All-American gymnast at the University of Minnesota. This past weekend, her team competed at the Big 10 Championships at Penn State University. For most of the gymnasts it was just another meet, but for my sister Lindsay, this was the biggest meet of her collegiate career thus far.
Let me break down the way gymnastics scoring works... There are four events: vault, bars, beam and floor exercise. Each event poses a potential for 10 points total. Based on the moves that are in the routine, two judges score based on their judgement and the final score is an average between the two. On Saturday afternoon, Lindsay recorded a PERFECT 10 on the vault. You might be thinking, "oh that must happen all the time...", but before Linds had her perfect vault, there had only been one other 10 recorded on any event in SCHOOL HISTORY. I was able to watch it live on TV from our hotel in Connecticut (we were on the road at Yale) and I have never been so proud of her. Here is a video of her perfect 10 vault!
March 25th, 2014
Another Monday has graced us with its presence and you know what that means... MUSIC MONDAY! This week's jam is one I just discovered last week and I cannot stop listening. There's no way to be in a bad mood when this song is pumping through your headphones. Enjoy this week's pick, Pumpin' Blood by NONONO.