From the Jills, we show off a photo from the 1st round of cuts held at the Town Ballroom. Pictured here are Kaitlin and Gabrielle. Kaitlin comes back to the Jills after a year off (she was actually the only 2007 rookie to finish that season without choosing to come back in 2008). She was an Ambassador her rookie year and will be dancing on the sidelines in 2009. Gabrielle is a friend of hers who came with her to try out this year and also made the squad. Back in June, some of the Jills were involved with an appearance at Merritt Estate Winery and Gabby was in the dunking booth...the weather was only in the 60s so she had goosebumps on her goosebumps when she got out...but she kept smiling throughout the experience. Major props to her on that!
From the Bandettes, we have a photo from the Round 1 playoff win against Boston. After all the home Bandits games, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery hosts a postgame party and in addition to most of the players being there, a lot of the Bandettes are there as well. Shown smiling for a photo we see Justina, Erin J, and Amanda. Justina was in her 2nd year on the squad and spent it as a captain after showing some strong leadership in her rookie season. Erin is a former Pro Bowler with the Buffalo Jills who took charge of the Bandettes a few years ago and while she expects a lot of her squad, she can also be "one of the girls" after a long gameday. Amanda was in her 2nd year with the Bandettes and is studying for her Master's degree in physical education and health and may go for another Master's degree in Athletic Administration. She's also a recent NLL Girl of The Week. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=4019