SecIIILax wrote:Laxinlikeits2009 wrote:first off let me congratulate the 2009 team on an outstanding year! In answer to your question reddragondad the cortland lacrosse fans are phenomenal and are always at every home game and at times even rent a bus to travel to away games! The parents are the core of this teams fan base and tailgating. Every game there are always a number of parents at the games home and away and there is always a tailgate after each game (great food!). Parents tend to get each others e-mails in the spring when the team is finalized and contact each other to organize tailgates for each game. In reference to your question about school support. Cortland has programs for players to succeed in the classroom and always offers tutors and help when needed. But this is college and your child should start acting responsible for himself and needs to make sure he is getting the help he may need. No one is going to hold his hand and watch him every step to make sure "little Johnny" is going to class/tutors/doing his work. My 4 years at Cortland were the absolute best years of my life and these incoming freshmen should look forward to joining something special and continuing tradition!
If the parents are the core of the fanbase, things have changed for the worse since I went there back in the late 70s/early 80s and I don't say that to be negative. There was always a large and rabid student section at every game. I would be very surprised if that has changed as I attend a couple of home games a year and there is always a great crowd. Not quite as crazy in the new stadium but that's to be expected because of its size.
Maybe it would be better said that the parents are the core supporters of the players as they not only have to come up with lots of extra time to travel and support their son's they also buck up lots of extra money to make sure their is a tailgate after every game home and away not to mention equipment cost. The home game fans are loud and proud and that will never change but no matter what little johnny's mom and day are usually there too.