This week, we take a look at one of the non-conventional rookies on the Buffalo Jills. Beth may be a rookie when it comes to being on the Jills, but 4 1/2 seasons on the Bandettes makes it hard for me to think of her as a rookie...especially when you consider I've known her and Melissa longer than any current Jill except Omarlla. Found on Christina's line dancing alongside Amanda V, Beth may be kind of a good luck charm for the teams she cheers for. In her 3rd season on the Bandettes, the Bandits won the NLL Title. She took the following season off and the Bandits lost in the Eastern finals. After she and the rest of the Bandettes joined the Jills and Jills alumni in Toronto for the big halftime show there last year, Beth got to thinking about what it would be like to join the Jills. It wasn't an easy decision for her to leave the Bandettes and she was actually more concerned about her squadmates reacting to her leaving the Bandettes than she was about making the Jills. She needn't have been concerned on either front as they were all excited for her on her transition and obviously she made the squad. While nothing was a given, I myself would've been shocked had she not made it. After her 1st 3 solid seasons on the Bandettes, when she came back in 2010 after a season off, she jumped right into the role of a co-captain. It remains to be seen how many seasons Beth plans to stick around on the Jills but if she does put in a decent amount of time, becoming a co-captain on this squad is something I can definitely see happening. She's not afraid to lead her squadmates and was seen as kind of a big sister on the Bandettes by her younger squadmates. Beth's secondary photo comes from Lot C before the Bills-Pats game last month. Shown posing for the photo are Beth and Amanda V.
Beth and Amanda V
Don't forget to take a look at her and Melissa putting on a great performance at 1st cuts.