There must be something in the air in Philadelphia, because everyone there is winning. At least when it comes to lacrosse. The National Lacrosse League Wings have won 3 straight games, including Friday’s big OT win over Buffalo. And now Cary of the Philadelphia Angels can be counted among the winners. She posted a 370-245 win over Chantal of the Edmonton Crush in last week’s installment of our Girl of the Week poll. So onward for Cary and onward to the fifth week of our competition, which this time puts Amy of the Rochester Knightingales up against Jillian of the Washington Bombshells. East vs. West, blonde vs. brunette, dancer vs. dancer. This matchup’s got it all, no doubt about it.
First, from the barn down by the river is Amy of the Rochester Knightingales. “Aim” is in her sixth season with the squad and it’s no surprise that the thing she’s looking forward most to this season — according to her profile page — is a repeat of the Knighthawks’ NLL championship. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but there’s little doubt that Amy and her girls will be vocal in their support of it.
She’s an English teacher, so we’re minding our grammar, lest we break any of the rules like ending a sentence with a preposition and making sure our verbs agree with the subject. And we won’t even get into the whole past subjunctive debate. There’s a time and place, and this isn’t it for either.
She counts flexibility as a hidden talent and her favorite place to be is pool side with her boys. And if seeing Amy lead the way for the Knightingales at home games isn’t inspiration enough, perhaps her quote of choice is: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Which provides us with the transition out West for Jillian of the Washington Bombshells, the corps of dancers raising spirits high at Washington Stealth games. The native of Lynwood, Wash., is in her fourth season with the Bombshells, so we have a real battle between veterans here for this week’s voting contest.
She’s not an English teacher like Amy, but she makes her way through each day as an Internal Merchandising Recruiter. Somewhere. For someone. But when she’s not doing that, she might be found doing some drawing or hiking. She might even be brushing up on her trivia or doing all 3 with her dog and 3 cats.
She digs spaghetti for her favorite meal and Sons of Anarchy is the television show she enjoys most. But when it comes the music on her iPod, it runs the gamut. Mac Miller and Fleetwood Mac — and everything in between — is what she lists as her tunes of choice. That’s why the whole spaghetti things surprises us. We figured with all the Mac she’s down with, her meal of choice might be Mac and Cheese. But according to her profile page, you won’t find her eating chocolate or many desserts very often, but when it comes to sour candy, all bets are off. So guard your candy with your life if Jillian is around.
The dancing part at games is obviously one of her favorite aspects of the NLL, but having a seat by the glass for all the action on the floor doesn’t suck either. And just as Amy offered her favorite inspirational quote, so too does Jillian: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” That’s courtesy of Elizabeth Taylor.
The time to vote for either Amy or Jillian is brought to you courtesy of ILIndoor. Because by the time you get to the end of this sentence and your eyes carry you to the next line, you’ll find that poll in which to vote.
Who is your NLL Girl of the Week?
- Jillian (55%, 15,665 Votes)
- Amy (45%, 12,708 Votes)
Total Voters: 28,373
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