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Summer Shenanigans

Long time no talk Blog Fans!

Elly Cosgrove here sharing my endeavors from this past summer.  It was definitely an exciting one that I can’t wait to share with you all!  This summer I nannied and coached beach volleyball.  Coaching was definitely an interesting experience… I had the lovely opportunity of coaching players (ages 10-13) who had just begun the beautiful sport.  We had our good and bad days, but definitely an overall rewarding experience.  Not only did I coach beach volleyball, but I played my fair share as well (hopefully I can shake the sand out of my sets in time for season…).  I played in an adult tournament at the beginning of summer with my partner who plays at UNCW and we ended up winning our division.  Unfortunately, I was not able to receive the prize money due to NCAA rules (darn).

My family and I also went to the Bahamas this summer!  That trip marked my first trip down there and it was gorgeous!  We cruised around the Abacos in a boat belonging to some family friends of ours.   They introduced us to spear fishing and I had the time of my life.  I never actually caught a fish with my spear, but I definitely punctured a lot of fish due to my lack of experience.  The only problem that I had with the whole spear fishing endeavor was the sharks.  About five minutes after every hit on a fish, a shark would appear (reef sharks and nurse sharks mostly).  We were face-to-face with a 10-foot nurse shark at one point.  For anyone who knows me knows that my all time biggest fear happens to be sharks (convenient).  So, that definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it was so worth it.

Towards the end of the summer, I also went to Southern California to visit some family friends.  I visited San Diego and Temecula and had an absolute blast.  Not sure if I like the west coast as much as the east coast, but I would still 100% recommend a trip out to the beautiful coast of SoCal.

I am truly thankful for the time I’ve been able to spend home, but I CANNOT WAIT to return to campus for preseason.  Wow.  Our first practice is in less than a week.  Can anyone say #PUMPED.

Until Next Time Blog Readers,

Elward (Number 8)


Did you actually go to the Bahamas without a Bahamas collage?


Nick and I in SOCAL!  This is at Torrey Pines.


Brought my brother out for a little coed tournament.  He’s a natural.


My partner Courtney Mullinax and I after our big win!  We were at the tournament facility from 9am-9pm… It was an extremely long day.

Summer ’16 – Drake

Hello world,

There are less than 20 days until I am back in Lex, and let me tell you guys I am counting down. Being at home has been great, though. I’ve done a lot of fun things and spent a lot of quality time with my best friend Emily. Also, I’ve gotten endless snuggles from my pup and kitty. I spent a week in Memphis and ate a lot of good food. So it hasn’t been too bad! Also, I went to two weddings this summer!! I LOVE WEDDINGS THEY ARE SUCH HAPPY TIMES! But I am definitely more than ready to resume life at W&L and ball out with my teammates and get to know our seven new freshman!!! Very exciting stuff!

This summer I have been extremely lucky to intern at the Circuit Court of Chicago’s county in the Social Service Department. I have seen so many crazy things in the office and in court, and I’ve learned so so much about the legal system as a whole. This experience has definitely assured me that law school is the right the next step for me.

I also went skydiving this summer, which was WILD. Definitely more of a rush than you can ever imagine. 10/10 recommend to all those who enjoy adrenaline and thrill.

Those are basically the highlights!


Free falling for a minute!


Unfortunately, the Cubs did not win when we went to the game, but it was still a great day for baseball!


LOOK AT THESE DONUTS!! Yes that is a cookie monster donut and it was unreal. Best donuts EVER


This is probably my favorite picture of myself. This is pure fear and panic as you are staring at the ground about to jump at 14,000 feet.

Super super excited to get to back to W&L and all my pals!

Peace out,


5wks til preseason!!

Hey people!! I’m Greer Gordon, and I will be a freshman this year! So far this summer has been full of travel. I started it off with a senior trip to Europe. There was a group of 22 of us that traveled Europe with a teacher from my school. We went to Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. Every place we went to was BEAUTIFUL! Also I probably couldn’t even count how many times we got gelato in Italy. The places were awesome but what made the trip so special was sharing it with all my best friends from high school!

After Europe, we took a family trip to Colorado. It was good to spend some quality time with them, and fun to watch my brother kill it in his lacrosse tournament.

This past weekend we had camp!! It was so fun getting to see everyone and finally meet all my fellow freshman. The camp was so helpful and I learned so much. It made me so much more excited for preseason (which I didn’t think was actually possible)!!

Anyways, I’ll just be “patiently” waiting for 5 weeks until it all starts! Here are some pics from my summer so far– and GO GENNIES!


Trevi fountain


on cloud 9 in Swizterland!!


selfie in Florence


Colorado with the fam


ziplining with my sibs!


2020 crew


Hey guys!  I am Anna and an incoming freshman this year, and I cannot wait to be back on the court playing some volleyball!  It’s weird to think I only graduated two weeks ago… but so far my summer has been great.  I went to Avon, North Carolina, for a week at the beach with some of my closest friends.   We got a lot of sun, played some sand volleyball, and attempted to skim board, which was not always super successful but it was still something to laugh about.  Now I am back home and working my summer job of coaching volleyball camps for little kids.  I am looking forward to going on some adventures this month (most likely just hiking and fishing and going to see Finding Dory at the drive-in, if that counts as an adventure), and I cannot wait for camp in a couple weeks!  Hope everyone is having a great summer!


~ Anna

Summer 2k16

I have been having a great summer so far! I’ve started my new internship in downtown Roanoke with Davenport and Company, and I’m really enjoying it! The days can be long and the work can be tedious, but its been a great experience this far. I’ve hung out with some hometown friends and also explored around Charlotte. I’m currently in the Turks and Caicos kicking back and relaxing with my family. The days are full of paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and, of course, tanning. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The water is just like a pool and the sand is incredibly soft and white. My family is planning a few fun activities for the week that I’m looking forward to like a snorkeling adventure and a cave exploration.

Can’t wait to see everyone in August!


Summer in STL

Whats up people who read this blog?? It’s summer time and that means (for Meg at least) lots of hours spent in the sun getting paid to yell at delinquent children while also getting bad tan lines from that awful lifeguard one piece. Since there are only a couple guards at our pool I have worked every single day since I have gotten back so that has taken up the majority of my time. When I am not lifeguarding I am either at my grandmas pool  (hanging out with cousins and family) — taking long naps, or working out and sending boss snaps to teammates of me conditioning. I am supposed to start working for my dad soon here but I am studying a lot of psychology and biology in school and he is a electrical engineer so I’m not too sure what I am going to bring to the table at work. ALSO in a couple of weeks our family and our cousins are going to be embarking on a journey to Kentucky to live on a house boat on a lake there. So…that should be interesting.

see ya next time blog,

megglez (still hate the nickname but its too late to stop it…thnx @milldog)


Jane and I stealing the show at Hope’s eight grade graduation


snaps I send to milldog and elward about my toes to bar/sunburn problem



Action shots of my dad and I helping my cousin Lucy work on her serve for summer camp. Shoutout to Lucy she was chosen as “camper of the day” for practicing outside of camp!! (also please note my dad’s technique…its a good thing he’s a soccer player)





The first of the freshies

Hi everyone! My name is Allie Case (I like to go by Al) and I’m going to be one of the incoming freshman next year.At W&L I plan to major in Biology with a minor in Animal Biology. I hail from Lakeville, MN and am currently enjoying the surprisingly sunny summer we’ve been having!  To give you an idea, last June it was still snowing so people are VERY excited about the sunshine here. Some fun facts about me: my favorite food is anything, my favorite animal is the cheetah, and my favorite blizzard at Dairy Queen is Brownie Batter. I’m super excited as this is my last week of high school coming up- I graduate on Thursday which is also my birthday!! Then on Friday I’ve got my graduation party- the pulled pork sandwiches being served is definitely going to be the highlight. Overall I had a great senior year and I shared some pictures of my highlights below!!

Until next time,



The summer before my senior year I went to Africa for 3 weeks with National Geographic. This is me with one of the ambassador cheetah cubs of N/a’an ku sê Sanctuary who was rescued after his mom was shot by a local farmer.



This was myself and the 4 other DECA officers at our state competition. DECA is a business club where you can compete in different fields like marketing, hospitality and tourism, or finance by doing mock role plays of business case studies or writing papers about business models (not as boring as it sounds, trust me). I’ve qualified for nationals all four years and this year’s nattys was in Nashville!


For spring break I went to Saint-Maarten which is in the French West Indies. I got so sunburnt that my shoulders still look messed up. It was so bad that I couldn’t lay on my back so I slept standing up in the shower with cold water running all night.



And last but certainly not least, this is me and my best friend, Katy, the day of our prom which was UNREAL. Hands down the best song played at prom was the YMCA, I went HARD. Was I judged? Probably. Did I care? Too busy killin’ on the dance floor to notice.


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