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Inside the Dugout with Freshman Olivia Francomano and Sophomore Caroline Jones
Nov. 22, 2017

Caroline Jones
Nova Nation, Happy Thanksgiving! This blog is unique because it will provide you all a glimpse at Villanova Softball, and our favorite holiday, through the eyes of two players!

My name is Caroline Jones and I am a sophomore outfielder majoring in Finance from Virginia Beach, VA! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I look forward to the smell of the turkey in the oven and the sound of laughter and good conversations that fill the home. One of our favorite activities as a family is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and seeing all the amazing performers and beautiful floats that fill the streets of NYC. But, most of all, as a native Texan, my family and I wait with great anticipation to cheer on the Cowboys during their annual Thanksgiving day football game. A Cowboys win is always the perfect ending to a great Thanksgiving Day!

My name is Olivia Francomano and I am a sophomore outfielder from West Chester, PA and I am majoring in Economics with an intended business minor. Like Caroline, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is a great way to get friends and family together, all the while reminding us to be thankful for all that we have. Personally, my fondest memories all circulate around Thanksgiving. Being that my extended family members all live in different states, Thanksgiving offers us all the opportunity to come together for a good chunk of time. Luckily coming from a predominantly Italian family, there is never a shortage of food. Each year my family hosts Thanksgiving dinner, which is something I look forward to. From eating until we can’t anymore to playing our favorite card game of Phase 10, Thanksgiving is the best of all time.

Aside from Thanksgiving with our relatives, this year our team got together for a “Friendsgiving.” With a ton of help from the coaches and players, we all came together on a Sunday evening in the O’Dea Lounge for dinner. Each class as a whole brought either appetizers or desserts, and our coaches generously brought an array of food consisting of turkey, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, broccoli, and almost any other type of food one would imagine! Once dinner was done we all played a fun game of Fish Bowl, which was hilarious and as one would imagine – very competitive. We are so thankful for our Villanova Softball family and the time we get to spend with one another.

Nova Nation, Happy Thanksgiving!! May you and your loved ones have a great holiday filled with lot of love, and of course, food! See you in Florida!

Olivia Francomano